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dragonfly
to skim / lightly touching the water (as the dragonfly in the idiom 蜻蜓點水|蜻蜓点水) / skin-deep
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  *蜓* | 蜓* | *蜓
see 蜻蜓
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  *蜻* | 蜻* | *蜻
see 蜻蜓
lit. the dragonfly touches the water lightly / superficial contact (idiom)
the sword moves like a dragon-fly (modern idiom) / fig. unexpected winning move / unconventional gambit
damselfly / lacewing
less common word for dragonfly 蜻蜓
Odonata, order consisting of about 6,000 species of dragonflies and damselflies
green lacewing
lit. the dragon-fly shakes the stone tower (idiom); fig. to overestimate one's capabilities
Odonata, order consisting of about 6,000 species of dragonflies and damselflies


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