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Pīnyīn
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butterfly / CL: 隻|只
HSK 5
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  *蝶* | 蝶* | *蝶
variant of
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  *蝶* | 蝶* | *蝶
(bound form) butterfly
lit. to break through a cocoon and turn into a butterfly (idiom) / fig. to emerge strong after a period of struggle / to get to a better place after going through difficult period
swallowtail butterfly
pierid (butterfly of the Pieridae family)
Mandarin ducks and butterfly (i.e. love birds) / derogatory reference to populist and romantic writing around 1900
Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子 dreams of a butterfly (or is it the butterfly dreaming of Zhuangzi?)
nymphalid / butterfly
swallow tail butterfly (family Papilionidae)
variant of 蝴蝶
(of a flower) to attract bees and butterflies / (fig.) to attract the opposite sex / to flirt
common tiger butterfly (Danaus genutia)


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