sayonakidori means "Nightingale" in English.

sayonakidori written with kanji is 小夜鳴き鳥.
These are jouyou kanji 常用漢字, taught in the second year of shougakkou 小学校.
sayonakidori written with katakana is サヨナキドリ.
sayonakidori written with hiragana is さよなきどり.
Romaji sa yo na ki do ri
Meaning Small Night Singing Bird
School Level 小1 小2 小2 小2

sayonakidori may also be written as 小夜啼鳥.

Orthography Notes

  • tori とり becomes dori どり in this word because of a change in pronunciation called rendaku.

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