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The Name Tuna in Chinese / Japanese...

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Tuna

China wěi
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鮪 is the Chinese and Japanese character for tuna.

In Chinese, this is usually used to mean the "little tunny" (Euthynnus alletteratus), the most common tuna in the Atlantic Ocean. However, it can refer to any fish of the Thunnus genus.

In Japanese, it can refer to the Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis).


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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Mandarin wěi / wei3
Taiwan wei
Japanese maguro まぐろ
Chinese little tuna; Euthynnus alletteratus
Japanese (1) (kana only) tuna (edible fish, Thunnus spp.); tunny; (2) (kana only) Pacific bluefin tuna (edible fish, Thunnus orientalis); (personal name) Maguro
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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Japanese katsuo かつお
Chinese bonito
Japanese (kana only) skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis); oceanic bonito; victorfish; (surname) Katsuo

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とろ

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Japanese toro とろ
Japanese fatty cut (esp. of tuna belly); (female given name) Toro

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トロ

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Japanese toro トロ
Japanese fatty cut (esp. of tuna belly); (place-name) Toro (Spain)

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ツナ

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Japanese tsuna ツナ
Japanese tuna (usu. refers to canned tuna); (female given name) Tsuna

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めじ

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Japanese meji めじ
Japanese young tuna (esp. northern bluefin tuna under 1 meter)

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南鮪

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Japanese minamimaguro みなみまぐろ
Japanese (kana only) southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)

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叩き

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Japanese hataki はたき
 tataki たたき
Japanese (kana only) (feather) duster; (1) seared skipjack tuna; (2) (slang) robbery; extortion; (3) hard-packed dirt (clay, gravel, etc.) floor; concrete floor

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吞拿

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Mandarin tūn ná / tun1 na2
Taiwan t`un na / tun na
Chinese tuna (loanword)

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堅魚

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Japanese katsuo かつお
Japanese (kana only) skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis); oceanic bonito; victorfish

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松魚

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Japanese shougyo / shogyo しょうぎょ
Japanese (kana only) skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis); oceanic bonito; victorfish; (given name) Shougyo

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本鮪

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Japanese honmaguro ほんまぐろ
Japanese (kana only) Pacific bluefin tuna (edible fish, Thunnus orientalis)

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敲き

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Japanese tataki たたき
Japanese (1) seared skipjack tuna; (2) (slang) robbery; extortion; (3) hard-packed dirt (clay, gravel, etc.) floor; concrete floor

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磯鮪

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Japanese isomaguro いそまぐろ
Japanese (kana only) dogtooth tuna (Gymnosarda unicolor)

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目撥

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Japanese mebachi めばち
Japanese bigeye tuna (edible fish, Thunnus obesus)

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血合

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Japanese chiai ちあい
Japanese meat of a fish (e.g. tuna) that is dark red with blood, usu. coming from the parts close to the spine

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角煮

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Japanese kakuni かくに
Japanese (food term) stew of cubed meat or fish (esp. pork belly or tuna)

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赤身

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Mandarin chì shēn / chi4 shen1
Taiwan ch`ih shen / chih shen
Japanese akami あかみ
Chinese naked
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) lean meat; (2) lean tuna; (3) heartwood

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葱鮪

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Japanese negima ねぎま
Japanese (kana only) dishes based on spring onions and tuna

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Mandarin wěi yú / wei3 yu2
Taiwan wei yü
Chinese tuna

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黒身

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Japanese kuromi くろみ
Japanese meat of a fish (e.g. tuna) that is dark red with blood, usu. coming from the parts close to the spine

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黒鮪

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Japanese kuromaguro くろまぐろ
Japanese (kana only) Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis)

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黄肌

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Japanese kiwada きわだ
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Japanese (kana only) yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)

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酒盗

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Japanese shutou / shuto しゅとう
Japanese dish of pickled skipjack tuna entrails sometimes mixed with sake, honey, mirin and onions (specialty of Kochi Prefecture)

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メバチ

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Japanese mebachi メバチ
Japanese bigeye tuna (edible fish, Thunnus obesus)

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ヨコワ

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Japanese yokowa ヨコワ
Japanese (ksb:) young Pacific bluefin tuna (young Thunnus orientalis)

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マグロ

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Japanese maguro マグロ
Japanese (1) (kana only) tuna (edible fish, Thunnus spp.); tunny; (2) (kana only) Pacific bluefin tuna (edible fish, Thunnus orientalis); (3) (slang) (vulgar) (kana only) dead lay; person who is inactive during sexual intercourse

カツオ

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Japanese katsuo カツオ
Japanese (kana only) skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis); oceanic bonito; victorfish

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キハダ

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Japanese kihada キハダ
Japanese (kana only) yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares); (kana only) Amur cork tree (Phellodendron amurense)

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キワダ

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Japanese kiwada キワダ
Japanese (kana only) yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)

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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
Tuna
magurowěi / wei3 / wei
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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

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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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.

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

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