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Hornets in Japanese

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Hornets in Japanese

Postby palver72202 » March 30th, 2016 6:17 am


I learned that apparently hornets in Japanese is called すずめばち or 雀蜂 which is literally translated as "sparrow bee". Does anyone know why hornets is named like that?

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Re: Hornets in Japanese

Postby community.japanese » April 14th, 2016 1:40 am

Daniel さん、
Both of them mean ‘sparrow bee.’
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