火車

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See also: 火车

Chinese[edit]

 
fire; angry; fierce; fiery; thriving
 
vehicle on land; car; a vehicle; machine; to shape with a lathe
trad. (火車)
simp. (火车)
Literally: “fire vehicle”.

Etymology[edit]

In reference to the steam engines that early trains had.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

火車

  1. train (Classifier: m; c; m; m c; m)
    火車上海 / 火车上海  ―  Wǒ zuò huǒchē qù Shànghǎi.  ―  I am going to Shanghai by train.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 火車/火车 refers to the train itself and to the mode of transportation. So it is used in terms related to the railway. 列車列车 (lièchē) is sometimes used instead to follow technology development as trains are not steam powered anymore. But it only refers to the train itself and can't replace 火車/火车 in the previous term.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (火車):

See also[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
しゃ
Grade: 1
on'yomi
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Noun[edit]

火車 (hiragana かしゃ, rōmaji kasha)

  1. a yōkai that steals the corpses of those who have died as a result of accumulating evil deeds

Korean[edit]

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Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

火車 (hwacha) (hangeul 화차)

  1. Hanja form? of 화차, “hwacha”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

火車

  1. Hán tự form of hỏa xa, “train