Japanese Word for Shooting Star
We use Japanese Kanji word “流れ星(ながれぼし-nagareboshi)” or “流星(りゅうせい-ryuusei)”for translating English word “Shooting Star” into Japanese. I showed large Japanese kanji images for both of these Japanese words in left side of this page.
The word “流れ星” is very general word and used from little kids to adults and the word “流星” is also popular word but this word is rarely used by kids who are younger that ten years old I think.
And as a related word, I show a Japanese word “星座(せいざ-seiza)” which has a meaning of “Constellation”.
And if you want to know some Japanese “Constellation” names, please visit here.