火車

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See also: 火车

Chinese[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

“train”
In reference to the steam engines that early trains had.

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 2/2
Initial () (32) (24)
Final () (95) (100)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Closed Open
Division () I III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/huɑX/ /t͡ɕʰia/
Pan
Wuyun
/huɑX/ /t͡ɕʰia/
Shao
Rongfen
/xuɑX/ /t͡ɕʰia/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/hwaX/ /cʰia/
Li
Rong
/xuɑX/ /t͡ɕʰia/
Wang
Li
/xuɑX/ /t͡ɕʰĭa/
Bernard
Karlgren
/xuɑX/ /t͡ɕʰi̯a/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
huǒ chē

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.
    火車現在來得及 [MSC, trad.]
    火车现在来得及 [MSC, simp.]
    Huǒchē sān diǎn kāi, nǐ xiànzài qù hái láidejí. [Pinyin]
    The train leaves at three. You can still make it if you go now.
  2. (historical) combat chariot carrying equipment for attack by fire
  3. (Buddhism) fiery chariot that sends a sinner to hell

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):

Others:

See also[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

火車

  1. (Hong Kong, colloquial) East Rail line

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1
しゃ
Grade: 1
on’yomi
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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

火車 (hiragana かしゃ, rōmaji kasha, historical hiragana くわしゃ)

  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