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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

游泳

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Mandarin yóu yǒng / you2 yong3
Taiwan yu yung
Japanese yuuei / yue / ゆうえい
Chinese swimming; to swim
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) (1) swimming; bathing; (2) conduct of life

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Mandarin biào / biao4
Taiwan piao
Japanese fue;ukibukuro(gikun);hyou;hobara(ok);hohara(ok) / fue;ukibukuro(gikun);hyo;hobara(ok);hohara(ok) / ふえ;うきぶくろ(gikun);ひょう;ほばら(ok);ほはら(ok)
Chinese swim bladder; air bladder of fish
Japanese (See 浮き袋・2) swim bladder; air bladder

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Mandarin qiú / qiu2
Taiwan ch`iu / chiu
Chinese to swim

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Mandarin yǒng / yong3
Taiwan yung
Japanese eiji / eji / えいじ    ei / e / えい
Chinese swimming; to swim
Japanese (personal name) Eiji; (female given name) Ei

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Mandarin yóu / you2
Taiwan yu
Japanese ryuu / ryu / りゅう    yuu / yu / ゆう    asobu / あそぶ
Chinese to swim; variant of 遊|游[you2]; surname You
Japanese (surname) Ryuu; (surname, female given name) Yuu; (given name) Asobu
bhrāmyati; to ramble, travel; swim.

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Mandarin/ pu3
Taiwan p`u / pu
Japanese mizukaki / みずかき
Chinese web (of feet of ducks, frogs etc)
Japanese swimfin; swim fin; (diving) fin; (diving) flipper; web; webfoot; paddle

上る

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Japanese noboru / のぼる    agaru / あがる Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) to ascend; to go up; to climb; (2) to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the sun); to rise; (3) to go to (the capital); (4) to be promoted; (5) to add up to; (6) to advance (in price); (7) to swim up (a river); to sail up; (8) to come up (on the agenda); (irregular okurigana usage) (v5r,vi) (1) to rise; to go up; to come up; to ascend; to be raised; (2) to enter (esp. from outdoors); to come in; to go in; (3) to enter (a school); to advance to the next grade; (4) to get out (of water); to come ashore; (5) to increase; (6) to improve; to make progress; (7) to be promoted; to advance; (8) to be made (of profit, etc.); (9) to occur (esp. of a favourable result); (10) to be adequate (to cover expenses, etc.); (11) to be finished; to be done; to be over; (12) (of rain) to stop; to lift; (13) to stop (working properly); to cut out; to give out; to die; (14) to win (in a card game, etc.); (15) to be spoken loudly; (16) to get stage fright; (17) to be offered (to the gods, etc.); (18) (humble language) to go; to visit; (19) (honorific or respectful language) to eat; to drink; (20) to be listed (as a candidate); (21) to serve (in one's master's home); (22) to go north; (suf,v5r) (23) indicates completion

下海

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Mandarin xià hǎi / xia4 hai3
Taiwan hsia hai
Chinese to go out to sea; to enter the sea (to swim etc); (fig.) to take the plunge (e.g. leave a secure job, or enter prostitution etc)

徳利

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Japanese noritoshi / のりとし    tokuri / とくり Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (1) sake bottle; tall and slender bottle with a narrow mouth made from ceramic, metal or glass that can be used for sake, shoyu or rice vinegar; (2) turtleneck (sweater); (3) someone who cannot swim; (personal name) Noritoshi; (surname) Tokuri

昇る

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Japanese noboru / のぼる Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) to ascend; to go up; to climb; (2) to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the sun); to rise; (3) to go to (the capital); (4) to be promoted; (5) to add up to; (6) to advance (in price); (7) to swim up (a river); to sail up; (8) to come up (on the agenda)

水心

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Japanese mizugokoro / みずごころ    suishin / すいしん Japanese (1) knowing how to swim; (2) (See 魚心あれば水心) returning a favor; middle of a body of water (e.g. a lake, a river)

泅渡

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Mandarin qiú dù / qiu2 du4
Taiwan ch`iu tu / chiu tu
Chinese to swim across

泅遊

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Mandarin qiú yóu / qiu2 you2
Taiwan ch`iu yu / chiu yu
Chinese to swim

泳ぐ

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Japanese oyogu / およぐ Japanese (v5g,vi) to swim

泳褲

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Mandarin yǒng kù / yong3 ku4
Taiwan yung k`u / yung ku
Chinese swim trunks

浮嚢

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Japanese funou / funo / ふのう    ukibukuro / うきぶくろ Japanese (1) swimming belt; swimming float; life buoy; life jacket; (2) swim bladder; air bladder

浮環

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Japanese ukiwa / うきわ Japanese swim ring; (rubber) swimming ring; life buoy; life belt; float

浮袋

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Japanese ukibukuro / うきぶくろ Japanese (1) swimming belt; swimming float; life buoy; life jacket; (2) swim bladder; air bladder

浮輪

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Japanese ukiwa / うきわ Japanese swim ring; (rubber) swimming ring; life buoy; life belt; float

游ぐ

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Japanese oyogu / およぐ Japanese (v5g,vi) to swim

游水

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Mandarin yóu shuǐ / you2 shui3
Taiwan yu shui
Chinese to swim

登る

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Japanese noboru / のぼる Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) to ascend; to go up; to climb; (2) to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the sun); to rise; (3) to go to (the capital); (4) to be promoted; (5) to add up to; (6) to advance (in price); (7) to swim up (a river); to sail up; (8) to come up (on the agenda)

陞る

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Japanese noboru / のぼる Japanese (out-dated kanji) (v5r,vi) (1) to ascend; to go up; to climb; (2) to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the sun); to rise; (3) to go to (the capital); (4) to be promoted; (5) to add up to; (6) to advance (in price); (7) to swim up (a river); to sail up; (8) to come up (on the agenda)

魚肚

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Mandarin yú dǔ / yu2 du3
Taiwan yü tu
Chinese fish maw; a food dish made from the swim bladder of fish

魚鰾

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Mandarin yú biào / yu2 biao4
Taiwan yü piao
Chinese swim bladder

一泳ぎ

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Japanese hitooyogi / ひとおよぎ Japanese (noun/participle) a swim

剣が峰

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Japanese kengamine / けんがみね Japanese (1) rim of a volcano, esp. Mt. Fuji; (2) (sumo) wrestling ring; (3) dire or risky situation with no room for error; sink-or-swim position

剣ケ峰

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Japanese kengamine / けんがみね Japanese (1) rim of a volcano, esp. Mt. Fuji; (2) (sumo) wrestling ring; (3) dire or risky situation with no room for error; sink-or-swim position; (personal name) Kengamine

剣ヶ峰

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Japanese kengamine / けんがみね Japanese (1) rim of a volcano, esp. Mt. Fuji; (2) (sumo) wrestling ring; (3) dire or risky situation with no room for error; sink-or-swim position; (personal name) Kengamine

扎猛子

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Mandarin zhā měng zi / zha1 meng3 zi5
Taiwan cha meng tzu
Chinese to swim with head submerged

棹差す

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Japanese saosasu / さおさす Japanese (Godan verb with "su" ending) to pole (a boat); to punt (a boat); to swim with the tide

横泳ぎ

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Japanese yokooyogi / よこおよぎ Japanese sidestroke (swim.)

水かき

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Japanese mizukaki / みずかき Japanese swimfin; swim fin; (diving) fin; (diving) flipper; web; webfoot; paddle

水掻き

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Japanese mizukaki / みずかき Japanese swimfin; swim fin; (diving) fin; (diving) flipper; web; webfoot; paddle

浮き嚢

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Japanese ukibukuro / うきぶくろ Japanese (1) swimming belt; swimming float; life buoy; life jacket; (2) swim bladder; air bladder

浮き袋

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Japanese ukibukuro / うきぶくろ Japanese (1) swimming belt; swimming float; life buoy; life jacket; (2) swim bladder; air bladder

浮き輪

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Japanese ukiwa / うきわ Japanese swim ring; (rubber) swimming ring; life buoy; life belt; float

背泳ぎ

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Japanese seoyogi / せおよぎ Japanese backstroke (swim.)

遊泳術

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Japanese yuueijutsu / yuejutsu / ゆうえいじゅつ Japanese (exp,n) (See 遊泳・ゆうえい・2) how to get along in the world; how to get on in life; how to swim

すいすい

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Japanese suisui / すいすい Japanese (adv,adv-to) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) (swim, work) smoothly; unhindered

ひと泳ぎ

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Japanese hitooyogi / ひとおよぎ Japanese (noun/participle) a swim

スイスイ

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Japanese suisui / スイスイ Japanese (adv,adv-to) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) (swim, work) smoothly; unhindered

一か八か

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Japanese ichikabachika / いちかばちか Japanese (exp,adj-no) sink or swim; high-stakes; desperate

水泳大会

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Japanese suieitaikai / suietaikai / すいえいたいかい Japanese a swim meet

泳がせる

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Japanese oyogaseru / およがせる Japanese (Ichidan verb) to let someone swim; to let someone go free

泳ぎ回る

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Japanese oyogimawaru / およぎまわる Japanese (Godan verb with "ru" ending) to swim around

與世俯仰

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Mandarin yǔ shì fǔ yǎng / yu3 shi4 fu3 yang3
Taiwan yü shih fu yang
Chinese to swim with the tide (idiom)

ブーメラン

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Japanese buumeran / bumeran / ブーメラン Japanese (1) boomerang; (2) (abbreviation) (slang) (See ブーメランパンツ) swim briefs; Speedos

一かばちか

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Japanese ichikabachika / いちかばちか Japanese (exp,adj-no) sink or swim; high-stakes; desperate

水泳プール

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Japanese suieipuuru / suiepuru / すいえいプール Japanese swimming pool; swim pool

要領がいい

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Japanese youryougaii / yoryogai / ようりょうがいい Japanese (exp,adj-ix) knowing how to swim with the tide; being good at dealing with things

要領がよい

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Japanese youryougayoi / yoryogayoi / ようりょうがよい Japanese (exp,adj-i) knowing how to swim with the tide; being good at dealing with things

要領が良い

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Japanese youryougayoi / yoryogayoi / ようりょうがよい Japanese (exp,adj-i) knowing how to swim with the tide; being good at dealing with things

乗るか反るか

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Japanese norukasoruka / のるかそるか Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (exp,adv,adj-no) (kana only) win or lose; sink or swim; make or break; all or nothing

伸るか反るか

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Japanese norukasoruka / のるかそるか Japanese (exp,adv,adj-no) (kana only) win or lose; sink or swim; make or break; all or nothing

アイシングラス

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Japanese aishingurasu / アイシングラス Japanese isinglass; gelatin made from swim bladders of fish

アイジングラス

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Japanese aijingurasu / アイジングラス Japanese isinglass; gelatin made from swim bladders of fish

一條繩上的螞蚱


一条绳上的蚂蚱

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Mandarin yī tiáo shéng shàng de mà zha / yi1 tiao2 sheng2 shang4 de5 ma4 zha5
Taiwan i t`iao sheng shang te ma cha / i tiao sheng shang te ma cha
Chinese lit. like locusts tied to one rope (idiom); fig. in the same boat; in it together for better or worse; to sink or swim together

ひと泳ぎ;一泳ぎ

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Japanese hitooyogi / ひとおよぎ Japanese (noun/participle) a swim

ブーメランパンツ

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Japanese buumeranpantsu / bumeranpantsu / ブーメランパンツ Japanese (colloquialism) swim briefs (wasei: boomerang pants); Speedos

泳ぐ(P);游ぐ

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Japanese oyogu / およぐ Japanese (v5g,vi) to swim

スイスイ;すいすい

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Japanese suisui;suisui / スイスイ;すいすい Japanese (adv,adv-to) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) (swim, work) smoothly; unhindered

ブーメラン・パンツ

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Japanese buumeran pantsu / bumeran pantsu / ブーメラン・パンツ Japanese (colloquialism) swim briefs (wasei: boomerang pants); Speedos

徳利(ateji)

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Japanese tokkuri;tokuri / とっくり;とくり Japanese (1) sake bottle; tall and slender bottle with a narrow mouth made from ceramic, metal or glass that can be used for sake, shoyu or rice vinegar; (2) turtleneck (sweater); (3) someone who cannot swim

水かき;水掻き;蹼

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Japanese mizukaki / みずかき Japanese swimfin; swim fin; (diving) fin; (diving) flipper; web; webfoot; paddle

浮き輪;浮輪;浮環

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Japanese ukiwa / うきわ Japanese swim ring; (rubber) swimming ring; life buoy; life belt; float

一か八か;一かばちか

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Japanese ichikabachika / いちかばちか Japanese (exp,adj-no) sink or swim; high-stakes; desperate

剣ヶ峰;剣ケ峰;剣が峰

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Japanese kengamine / けんがみね Japanese (1) rim of a volcano, esp. Mt. Fuji; (2) {sumo} wrestling ring; (3) dire or risky situation with no room for error; sink-or-swim position

要領が良い;要領がよい

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Japanese youryougayoi / yoryogayoi / ようりょうがよい Japanese (exp,adj-i) (See 要領がいい・ようりょうがいい) knowing how to swim with the tide; being good at dealing with things

浮き袋;浮袋;浮嚢;浮き嚢

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Japanese ukibukuro;funou(浮嚢) / ukibukuro;funo(浮嚢) / うきぶくろ;ふのう(浮嚢) Japanese (1) swimming belt; swimming float; life buoy; life jacket; (2) (See 鰾・うきぶくろ) swim bladder; air bladder

アイシングラス;アイジングラス

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Japanese aishingurasu;aijingurasu / アイシングラス;アイジングラス Japanese isinglass; gelatin made from swim bladders of fish

伸るか反るか;乗るか反るか(iK)

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Japanese norukasoruka / のるかそるか Japanese (exp,adv,adj-no) (kana only) win or lose; sink or swim; make or break; all or nothing

ブーメランパンツ;ブーメラン・パンツ

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Japanese buumeranpantsu;buumeran pantsu / bumeranpantsu;bumeran pantsu / ブーメランパンツ;ブーメラン・パンツ Japanese (colloquialism) swim briefs (wasei: boomerang pants); Speedos

上る(P);登る(P);昇る(P);陞る(oK)

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Japanese noboru / のぼる Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) to ascend; to go up; to climb; (2) (usu. 昇る) to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the sun); to rise; (3) to go to (the capital); (4) to be promoted; (5) to add up to; (6) to advance (in price); (7) to swim up (a river); to sail up; (8) to come up (on the agenda)
This page contains 74 results for "swim" in Chinese and/or Japanese.



Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

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