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The Name Shark in Chinese / Japanese...

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Shark

China shā
Japan haze
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This single Chinese character means shark.

However, in Japanese, it can refer to the family of goby fish.

This is good if you're looking for shark in Chinese but Japanese may misunderstand it.

Shark

China shā yú
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鯊魚 means shark (literally "shark fish") in Chinese.

Shark

China jiāo
Japan same
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鮫 is shark in Japanese in a single Kanji. 鮫 is often used in Japanese with an adjective Kanji. This would be the base Kanji for titles like "Tiger Shark," "Hammerhead Shark," "Thresher Shark," etc.


This character can be pronounced in Chinese but is only used in combination with other characters to create shark-related titles. This Kanji is best if your audience is Japanese.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin jiāo / jiao1
Taiwan chiao
Japanese same さめ
Chinese see 鮫魚|鲛鱼[jiao1 yu2]
Japanese (kana only) shark; (surname) Same
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Mandarin shā / sha1
Taiwan sha
Japanese haze はぜ
Chinese shark
Japanese (1) goby (fish); (2) yellowfin goby (Acanthogobius flavimanus)
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鯊魚


鲨鱼

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Mandarin shā yú / sha1 yu2
Taiwan sha yü
Chinese shark
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Mandarin/ wu1
Taiwan wu
Japanese yogore よごれ
Chinese variant of 污[wu1]
Japanese (kana only) oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)
Filthy, impure. kleśa; contamination of attachment to the pleasures of sense, to heretical views, to moral and ascetic practices regarded as adequate to salvation, to the belief in the self, all which cause misery.; Impure; to defile; stain

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Mandarin shā / sha1
Taiwan sha
Chinese shark family, including some rays and skates

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Mandarin è / e4
Taiwan o
Japanese wani わに
Chinese variant of 鱷|鳄[e4]
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (kana only) crocodile; alligator; crocodilian; (2) (archaism) shark; (place-name) Wani
A crocodile.

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Japanese fuka ふか
Japanese (kana only) (ksb:) (large) shark

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ワニ

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Japanese wani ワニ
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (kana only) crocodile; alligator; crocodilian; (2) (archaism) shark

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フカ

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Japanese fuka フカ
Japanese (kana only) (ksb:) (large) shark; (personal name) Fuca; Fuka

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サメ

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Japanese same サメ
Japanese (kana only) shark; (female given name) Same

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大瀬

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Japanese ooze おおぜ
 oose おおせ
 uze うぜ
Japanese (kana only) Japanese wobbegong (Orectolobus japonicus, species of carpet shark); Japanese carpet shark; fringe shark; (surname) Ose; (place-name) Ooze; (p,s,f) Oose; (personal name) Uze

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奸商

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Mandarin jiān shāng / jian1 shang1
Taiwan chien shang
Chinese unscrupulous businessman; profiteer; shark; dishonest business

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妻白

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Japanese tsumajiro つまじろ
Japanese (kana only) silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus, a requiem shark found throughout the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans)

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妻黒

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Japanese tsumaguro つまぐろ
Japanese (1) (kana only) blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus, species of requiem shark mostly found in the Indo-Pacific); (noun - becomes adjective with の) (2) (archaism) black tip

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姥鮫

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Japanese ubazame うばざめ
Japanese (kana only) basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)

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姥鯊


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Mandarin lǎo shā / lao3 sha1
Taiwan lao sha
Chinese basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)

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平頭


平头

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Mandarin píng tóu / ping2 tou2
Taiwan p`ing t`ou / ping tou
Japanese hiragashira ひらがしら
Chinese flattop; crew cut; common (people)
Japanese (kana only) milk shark (Rhizoprionodon acutus, species of requiem shark found in the eastern Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific)

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水鱶

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Japanese mizubuka みずぶか
Japanese (kana only) blue shark (Prionace glauca, species of circumglobal requiem shark)

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汚鮫

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Japanese yogorezame よごれざめ
Japanese (kana only) oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)

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排翅

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Mandarin pái chì / pai2 chi4
Taiwan p`ai ch`ih / pai chih
Japanese paichii / paichi パイチー
Chinese whole-piece shark's fin
Japanese (food term) shark fin (chi: paichi)

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星鮫

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Japanese hoshizame ほしざめ
Japanese (kana only) starspotted smooth-hound (species of hound shark, Mustelus manazo)

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睡鱶

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Japanese nemuribuka ねむりぶか
Japanese (kana only) whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus, species of Indo-Pacific requiem shark)

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端白

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Japanese tsumajiro つまじろ
Japanese (kana only) silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus, a requiem shark found throughout the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans)

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端黒

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Japanese tsumaguro つまぐろ
Japanese (1) (kana only) blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus, species of requiem shark mostly found in the Indo-Pacific); (noun - becomes adjective with の) (2) (archaism) black tip

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糟鮫

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Japanese kasuzame かすざめ
Japanese (kana only) Japanese angel shark (Squatina japonica)

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羅鱶

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Japanese rabuka らぶか
Japanese (kana only) frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus)

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翅子

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Mandarin chì zi / chi4 zi5
Taiwan ch`ih tzu / chih tzu
Chinese shark's fin; wing; CL:隻|只[zhi1]

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翅湯


翅汤

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Mandarin chì tāng / chi4 tang1
Taiwan ch`ih t`ang / chih tang
Chinese shark-fin soup

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猫鮫

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Japanese nekozame ねこざめ
Japanese (kana only) bullhead shark (esp. the Japanese bullhead shark, Heterodontus japonicus)

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眠鱶

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Japanese nemuribuka ねむりぶか
Japanese (kana only) whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus, species of Indo-Pacific requiem shark)

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Shark
hazeshā / sha1 / sha
Shark 鯊魚
鲨鱼
shā yú / sha1 yu2 / sha yu / shayu sha yü / shayü
Shark
samejiāo / jiao1 / jiao chiao
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.


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