Chinese Word Entry

風聲鶴唳

Simplified Chinese form: 风声鹤唳

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄈㄥ ㄕㄥ ㄏㄜˋ ㄌㄧˋ
Mandarin (Pinyin): fēng shēng hè lì
Cantonese (Jyutping): fung1 sing1 hok6 leoi6
Definitions:
  1. lit. wind sighing and crane calling (idiom)

  2. fig. to panic at the slightest move

  3. to be jittery


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Chinese characters used in this word

wind, air, style, manner, manners, atmosphere
Readings
Mandarin: ㄈㄥ (fēng), ㄈㄥˋ (fèng), ㄈㄥˇ (fěng)
Cantonese: fung1, fung3
Japanese: フウ、 フ / かぜ、 かざ-、 -かぜ
Korean:
Vietnamese: phong
Variants
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sound, voice, noise, tone, music
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕㄥ (shēng)
Cantonese: seng1, sing1
Japanese: セイ、 ショウ / こえ、 こわ-
Korean:
Vietnamese: thanh
Variants
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Semantic variant form:

crane, stork, Grus species (various)
Readings
Mandarin: ㄏㄜˋ (hè), ㄏㄠˊ (háo)
Cantonese: hok6
Japanese: カク / つる
Korean:
Vietnamese: hạc
Variants
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cry, honking of birds, droning of cicadas, cry of bird
Readings
Mandarin: ㄌㄧˋ (lì)
Cantonese: leoi6
Japanese: レイ / れつ、 なく
Korean:
Vietnamese: lệ