Definition of 狸

  • tanuki
  • raccoon

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • ライ
  • たぬき

Popular Words With This Kanji

狸, 貍, たぬき

raccoon dog, tanuki (Nyctereutes procyonoides), sly dog, sly old fox, sly fox, cunning devil, craftiness, sly person, someone who makes evil plans without ever breaking their poker face

狐狸, こり

foxes and badgers, sly fellow

狸蕎麦, たぬきそば

soba with tempura batter

狸汁, たぬきじる

tanuki soup, raccoon-dog soup

狸饂飩, たぬきうどん

noodles with bits of deep-fried tempura batter

狸藻, たぬきも

bladderwort

捕らぬ狸の皮算用, 獲らぬ狸の皮算用, 取らぬ狸の皮算用, とらぬたぬきのかわざんよう

don't count your chickens before they're hatched, (lit: don't assume you can grab a tanuki)

狸囃子, たぬきばやし

tanuki drumming on their stomachs

捕らぬ狸の皮算用, 獲らぬ狸の皮算用, 取らぬ狸の皮算用, とらぬたぬきのかわざんよう

don't count your chickens before they're hatched, (lit: don't assume you can grab a tanuki)

狸親父, たぬきおやじ

sly (cunning) old man


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