(léi)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. thunder

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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  • 1: First Tone 一声
  • 2: Second Tone 二声
  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
雷达 léidá radar
阿德雷德 Ā dé léi dé Adelaide, capital of South Australia/also written 阿德萊德|阿德莱德
埃尔维斯·普雷斯利 Aī ěr wéi sī · Pǔ léi sī lì Elvis Presley (1935-1977), US pop singer and film star
安克雷奇 Ān kè léi qí Anchorage (city in Alaska)
暴雷 bào léi thunderclap/(of a P2P lending platform) to collapse
爆雷 bào léi (of a P2P lending platform) to collapse/(Tw) (slang) to reveal plot details/spoiler
暴跳如雷 bào tiào rú léi stamp with fury/fly into a rage
贝雷帽 bèi léi mào beret (loanword)
避雷器 bì léi qì lightning arrester
避雷针 bì léi zhēn lightning rod
不敢越雷池一步 bù gǎn yuè Léi chí yī bù dare not go one step beyond the prescribed limit
布雷 bù léi to lay mines
布雷顿森林 Bù léi dùn sēn lín Bretton woods conference in 1944 of allied powers, regulating world exchange rates and setting up IMF and world bank
布雷舰 bù léi jiàn minelayer (ship)
布雷斯特 Bù léi sī tè Brest, westernmost town in France
不越雷池 bù yuè Léi chí not overstepping the prescribed limits/to remain within bounds
查尔斯·格雷 Chá ěr sī · Gé léi Charles Grey (1764-1845), prime minister of the United Kingdom 1830-34
沉雷 chén léi deep growling thunder
大发雷霆 dà fā léi tíng to be furious/to fly into a terrible rage
打雷 dǎ léi to rumble with thunder/clap of thunder
打闷雷 dǎ mèn léi (coll.) to wonder secretly/to make wild conjectures
德雷尔 Dé léi ěr Dreyer (name)/June Teufel Dreyer, China expert at Univ. of Miami and Foreign Policy Research Institute
德雷福斯 Dé léi fú sī Dreyfus (name)/Alfred Dreyfus (1859-1935), French artillery officer of Alsatian and Jewish background, infamously imprisoned 1894 in miscarriage of justice
德雷福斯案件 Dé léi fú sī àn jiàn Dreyfus affair 1894-1906, notorious political scandal in France case involving antisemitism and miscarriage of justice
德雷斯顿 Dé léi sī dùn Dresden, Germany
地雷 dì léi landmine/CL:顆|颗[kē]/(fig.) sore point/weak spot
迪斯雷利 Dí sī léi lì Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), British conservative politician and novelist, prime minister 1868-1880
饵雷 ěr léi baited trap/booby-trap
肺炎克雷伯氏菌 fèi yán Kè léi bó shì jūn Klebsiella pnenmoniae
弗雷 Fú léi Freyr (god in Norse mythology)
弗雷德里克 Fú léi dé lǐ kè Frederick (name)
弗雷德里克顿 Fú léi dé lǐ kè dùn Fredericton, capital of New Brunswick, Canada
佛雷泽尔 Fú léi zé ěr Frazer (name)
弗洛伦蒂诺·佩雷斯 Fú luò lún dì nuò · Pèi léi sī Florentino Pérez (1947-), Spanish businessman and president of Real Madrid football club
干打雷,不下雨 gān dǎ léi, bù xià yǔ all thunder but no rain (idiom)/a lot of noise but no action
格雷 Gé léi Grey/Gray
戈雷 gē léi gray (unit of absorbed dose of ionizing radiation) (loanword) (Tw)
格雷伯爵茶 Gé léi Bó jué chá Earl Grey tea
格雷茅斯 Gé léi máo sī Greymouth, town in New Zealand/also written 格雷默斯[Gé léi mò sī]
格雷氏解剖学 Gé léi Shì Jiě pōu xué Gray's Anatomy (medical reference book)
古斯塔夫·多雷 Gǔ sī tǎ fū · Duō léi Gustave Dore (1832-1883), French artist and sculptor
古斯塔夫·施特雷泽曼 Gǔ sī tǎ fū · Shī tè léi zé màn Gustav Stresemann (Chancellor and Foreign Minister during the Weimar Republic)
古特雷斯 Gǔ tè léi sī António Guterres (1949-), secretary-general of the United Nations (2017-), prime minister of Portugal (1995-2002)
哈拉雷 Hā lā léi Harare, capital of Zimbabwe
哈雷彗星 Hā léi Huì xīng Halley's Comet
哈姆雷特 Hā mǔ léi tè Hamlet (name)/the Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark c. 1601 by William Shakespeare 莎士比亞|莎士比亚
鼾声如雷 hān shēng rú léi thunderous snoring
核地雷 hé dì léi nuclear land mine/nuclear mine
黄钟毁弃瓦釜雷鸣 huáng zhōng huǐ qì wǎ fǔ léi míng lit. earthern pots make more noise than classical bells/good men are discarded in favor of bombastic ones (idiom)
活雷锋 huó Léi Fēng selfless model citizen, just like Lei Feng 雷鋒|雷锋[Léi Fēng]
伽利略·伽利雷 Jiā lì lüè · Jiā lì léi Galileo Galilei (1564-1642), Italian scientist
惊雷 jīng léi sudden clap of thunder/fig. surprising turn of events
坎特伯雷 Kǎn tè bó léi Canterbury
坎特伯雷故事集 Kǎn tè bó léi Gù shì Jí The Canterbury Tales, collection of stories by Geoffrey Chaucer 喬叟|乔叟[Qiáo sǒu]
克雷伯氏菌属 Kè léi bó shì jūn shǔ Klebsiella
雷·罗马诺 Léi · Luó mǎ nuò Ray Romano (1957-), US actor and comedian
雷阿尔城 Léi ā ěr chéng Ciudad Real
雷暴 léi bào thunderstorm
雷波 Léi bō Leibo county in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture 涼山彞族自治州|凉山彝族自治州[Liáng shān Yí zú zì zhì zhōu], south Sichuan
雷波县 Léi bō xiàn Leibo county in Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture 涼山彞族自治州|凉山彝族自治州[Liáng shān Yí zú zì zhì zhōu], south Sichuan
雷达 léi dá radar (loanword)
雷打不动 léi dǎ bù dòng not shaken by thunder (idiom)/the arrangements are unalterable/to adhere rigidly to regulations/will go ahead whatever happens (of an arrangement or plan)
雷达天线 léi dá tiān xiàn radar antenna
雷大雨小 léi dà yǔ xiǎo lit. much thunder but little rain/fig. a lot of talk but little action/his bark is worse than his bite
雷德 Léi dé Clark T. Randt Jr. (1945-), US ambassador to Beijing 2001-2009
雷电 léi diàn thunder and lightning
雷电计 léi diàn jì brontometer/apparatus to measure thunder and lightning
雷电计图 léi diàn jì tú brontograph/record of thunder and lightning
雷恩 Léi ēn Rennes
雷锋 Léi Fēng Lei Feng (1940-1962), made into a model of altruism and dedication to the Party by propaganda from 1963 onwards
雷峰塔 Léi fēng Tǎ Leifeng Pagoda, by West Lake until it was destroyed (also from Madam White Snake)
雷盖 léi gài reggae (loanword)/also written 雷鬼[léi guǐ]
雷根 Léi gēn Taiwan equivalent of 里根[Lǐ gēn]
雷公 Léi gōng Lei Gong or Duke of Thunder, the God of Thunder in Chinese mythology
雷公打豆腐 Léi Gōng dǎ dòu fu the God of Thunder strikes bean curd/fig. to bully the weakest person/to pick on an easy target
雷公打豆腐,拣软的欺 Léi Gōng dǎ dòu fu, jiǎn ruǎn de qī the God of Thunder strikes bean curd, a bully picks the weakest person/to pick on an easy target
雷管 léi guǎn detonator/fuse
雷鬼 léi guǐ reggae (loanword)
雷轰 léi hōng sound of thunder
雷击 léi jī lightning strike/thunderbolt
雷克萨斯 Léi kè sà sī Lexus/see also 凌志[Líng zhì]
雷克斯 Léi kè sī Rex (name)
雷克斯暴龙 léi kè sī bào lóng Tyrannosaurus rex
雷克雅未克 Léi kè yǎ wèi kè Reykjavik, capital of Iceland
雷克雅维克 Léi kè yǎ wéi kè Reykjavik, capital of Iceland (Tw)
雷朗 Léi lǎng Luilang, one of the indigenous peoples of Taiwan
雷朗族 Léi lǎng zú Luilang, one of the indigenous peoples of Taiwan
雷厉风行 léi lì fēng xíng pass like thunder and move like the wind (idiom)/swift and decisive reaction
雷龙 léi lóng apatosaurus/former name: brontosaurus
雷曼 Léi màn Lehman or Leymann (name)
雷曼兄弟 Léi màn Xiōng dì Lehman Brothers, investment bank
雷蒙德 Léi méng dé Raymond (name)
雷鸣 léi míng thunder rolls
雷姆斯汀 Léi mǔ sī tīng variant of 德國戰車|德国战车, Rammstein (German metal band)
雷鸟 léi niǎo capercaillie (Lagopus, several species)/thunderbird (in native American mythology)
雷诺 Léi nuò Reynolds (name)/Renault (French car company)/Reno, Nevada
雷诺阿 Léi nuò ā Renoir (name)/Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), French impressionist painter
雷诺数 Léi nuò shù Reynolds number (ratio of inertial forces to viscous forces in fluid mechanics)
雷区 léi qū minefield (lit. and fig.)
雷人 léi rén (Internet slang) shocking/appalling/terrifying/terrific
雷日纳 Léi rì nà Regina (name)/Regina, city in Brazil
雷山 Léi shān Leishan county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔東南州|黔东南州[Qián dōng nán zhōu], Guizhou
雷山县 Léi shān xiàn Leishan county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture 黔東南州|黔东南州[Qián dōng nán zhōu], Guizhou
雷射 léi shè laser (loanword used in Taiwan)/also written 鐳射|镭射
雷射笔 léi shè bǐ laser pointer (Tw)
雷神公司 Léi shén Gōng sī Raytheon Company, US defense contractor
雷神之锤 Léi shén zhī Chuí Quake (video game series)
雷声 léi shēng thunder
雷声大,雨点小 léi shēng dà, yǔ diǎn xiǎo loud thunder, but only tiny drops of rain (idiom)/a lot of talk, but no action/action speaks louder than words/his bite is worse than his bark
雷司令 Léi sī lìng Riesling (grape type)
雷霆 léi tíng sound of thunder
雷同 léi tóng mirroring others/identical
雷亚尔 léi yà ěr real (Brazilian currency) (loanword)
雷雨 léi yǔ thunderstorm
雷扎耶湖 Léi zhá yē Hú Lake Urmia, northwest Iran, a major salt lake/formerly called lake Rezaiyeh
雷阵雨 léi zhèn yǔ thunder shower
雷州 Léi zhōu Leizhou county level city in Zhanjiang 湛江[Zhàn jiāng], Guangdong
雷州半岛 Léi zhōu Bàn dǎo Leizhou Peninsula
雷州市 Léi zhōu shì Leizhou county level city in Zhanjiang 湛江[Zhàn jiāng], Guangdong
雷子 léi zi (slang) cop
柳雷鸟 liǔ léi niǎo (bird species of China) willow ptarmigan (Lagopus lagopus)
闷雷 mèn léi muffled thunder/(fig.) sudden shock/blow
蒙特雷 Méng tè léi Monterey
排雷 pái léi mine clearance
咆哮如雷 páo xiào rú léi to be in a thundering rage (idiom)
霹雷 pī léi thunderbolt
漂雷 piāo léi floating mine
普雷克斯流程 pǔ léi kè sī liú chéng purex
普雷斯堡 Pǔ léi sī bǎo Pressburg (Slovakia)
普雷斯顿 Pǔ léi sī dùn Preston, city in England
如雷贯耳 rú léi guàn ěr lit. like thunder piercing the ear/a well-known reputation (idiom)
扫雷 sǎo léi minesweeper (computer game)
扫雷舰 sǎo léi jiàn minesweeper
扫雷艇 sǎo léi tǐng minesweeper
手雷 shǒu léi grenade
水雷 shuǐ léi naval mine
斯雷布雷尼察 Sī léi bù léi ní chá Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina
司徒雷登 Sī tú Léi dēng John Leighton Stuart (1876-1962), second-generation American missionary in China, first president of Yenching University and later United States ambassador to China
苏克雷 Sū kè léi Sucre, constitutional capital of Bolivia
探雷 tàn léi to detect mines/mine detection
探雷人员 tàn léi rén yuán mine detector (employee)
坦佩雷 Tǎn pèi léi Tampere (Swedish Tammerfors), Finland's second city
特雷莎 Tè léi shā Teresa/Theresa (name)
特雷沃 Tè léi wò Trevor (name)
图阿雷格 Tú ā léi gé Tuareg (nomadic people of the Sahara)
图雷特氏综合症 Tú léi tè shì zōng hé zhèng Tourette syndrome
拖雷 Tuō léi Tolui (1193-1232), fourth son of Genghis Khan
韦尔弗雷兹 Wéi ěr fú léi zī (George) Wehrfritz (Beijing bureau chief of Newsweek)
希蒙·佩雷斯 Xī měng · Pèi léi sī Shimon Peres (1923-2016), Israel politician, prime minister in 1977, 1984-1986 and 1995-1996, president 2007-2014, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize 1994
响雷 xiǎng léi to be thundering/thunder clap/CL:個|个[gè]
迅雷 xùn léi thunderbolt
岩雷鸟 yán léi niǎo (bird species of China) rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta)
异频雷达收发机 yì pín léi dá shōu fā jī transponder/electronic device that responds to a radio code
鱼雷 yú léi torpedo
鱼雷艇 yú léi tǐng torpedo boat
札格雷布 Zhá gé léi bù Zagreb, capital of Croatia (Tw)
炸雷 zhà léi thunderclap
掌声雷动 zhǎng shēng léi dòng thunderous applause (idiom)
张太雷 Zhāng Tài léi Zhang Tailei (1898-1927), founding member of Chinese communist party

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