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Fishing

China
Japan ryou
Fishing Vertical Wall Scroll

漁 is the act or sport of fishing, in a single character. Used the same way in Chinese, Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja.

Without a big net, how can you catch fish?

China bù sā dà wǎng bù dé dà yú
Without a big net, how can you catch fish? Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb literally translates as: [if one does] not cast a big net, [one can] not get big fish.

Figuratively, this means: One cannot make great accomplishments without making great efforts or taking great pains.

This is sort of the fishing version of, "No pain, no gain."


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your fishing search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ yu2
Taiwan
Japanese ryou / ryo / りょう
Chinese fisherman; to fish
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) fishing; gathering seafood (e.g. clams, seaweed); (2) (See 豊漁・ほうりょう) catch (e.g. of fish); haul; (surname) Ryouzaki; (surname) Ryou; (surname) Sunadori; (place-name) Izari; (surname) Isari; (surname) Asari

ハリス

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Japanese harisu / ハリス
Without a big net, how can you catch fish? Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (kana only) snell (fishing); leader; trace; cast; (personal name) Hallis; Haris; Harris; Harriss

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Mandarin róng / rong2
Taiwan jung
Japanese munemori / むねもり    munehito / むねひと    muneto / むねと    souya / soya / そうや    souto / soto / そうと    juu / ju / じゅう    shuuya / shuya / しゅうや    shuumi / shumi / しゅうみ    kai / かい    ebesu / えべす    ebisu / えびす    ebizaki / えびざき
Chinese generic term for weapons (old); army (matters); military affairs; surname Rong
Japanese Ebisu; god of fishing and commerce; (1) (archaism) peoples formerly of northern Japan with distinct language and culture (i.e. the Ainu); (2) provincial (i.e. a person who lives far from the city); (3) brutish, unsophisticated warrior (esp. used by Kyoto samurai to refer to samurai from eastern Japan); (4) (derogatory term) foreigner; barbarian; (personal name) Munemori; (personal name) Munehito; (personal name) Muneto; (personal name) Souya; (personal name) Souto; (surname) Juu; (personal name) Shuuya; (personal name) Shuumi; (surname) Kai; (personal name) Ebesu; (surname) Ebisu; (surname) Ebizaki

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Mandarin gēn / gen1
Taiwan ken
Japanese ne / ね    kon / こん
Chinese root; basis; classifier for long slender objects, e.g. cigarettes, guitar strings; CL:條|条[tiao2]; radical (chemistry)
Japanese (1) root (of a plant); (2) root (of a tooth, hair, etc.); center (of a pimple, etc.); (3) root root (of all evil, etc.); source; origin; cause; basis; (4) one's true nature; (5) (fishing) reef; (1) stick-to-itiveness; perseverance; persistence; (2) (See 基・き・1) radical (esp. one that tends to ionize easily); (3) {math} root; (4) {Buddh} indriya (faculty of the body having a specific function, i.e. the sensory organs); (personal name) Nemawari; (personal name) Nemawashi; (personal name) Nene; (surname) Nezaki; (surname) Nesaki; (place-name) Ne; (surname) Konzaki; (surname) Kon; (surname) Kotakane
mūla, a root, basis, origin; but when meaning an organ of sense, indriyam, a 'power', 'faculty of sense, sense, organ of sense'. M.W. A root, or source; that which is capable of producing or growing, as the eye is able to produce knowledge, as faith is able to bring forth good works, as human nature is able to produce good or evil karma. v. 五根 and 二十二根.

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Mandarin sēn / sen1
Taiwan sen
Chinese lush growth (trees); fishing using bundled wood (archaic)

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Mandarin quán / quan2
Taiwan ch`üan / chüan
Japanese ue;uke;sen;age(ok) / うえ;うけ;せん;あげ(ok)
Chinese bamboo fish trap
Japanese cylindrical bamboo fishing basket
A bamboo fishing-trap; bamboo fish trap

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Mandarin/ ti4
Taiwan t`i / ti
Chinese long bamboo (for fishing rod)


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Mandarin gāng / gang1
Taiwan kang
Japanese tsuna / つな    kou / ko / こう
Chinese head rope of a fishing net; guiding principle; key link; class (taxonomy); outline; program
Japanese (1) rope; (2) {sumo} grand champion's braided belt; {biol} class; (given name) Tsunashi; (surname) Tsunazaki; (surname) Tsuna; (given name) Kou
A net rope, bond, social nexus, constant obligation, the restraints of society.

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Mandarin mín / min2
Taiwan min
Chinese cord; fishing-line; string of coins

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Mandarin/ gu1
Taiwan ku
Chinese large fishing net

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Mandarin/ ji4
Taiwan chi
Japanese kei
Chinese (fishing net); woolen rug
A fishing net (of hair) translit. k, c, r.


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Mandarin diào / diao4
Taiwan tiao
Japanese hitoshi / ひとし    tsuru / つる    tsurisaki / つりさき    tsuri / つり
Chinese to fish with a hook and bait
Japanese (1) fishing; angling; (2) (kana only) (abbreviation) change (e.g. for a purchase); (noun/participle) (3) (slang) trolling; writing false posts online; (s,m) Hitoshi; (surname) Tsuru; (surname) Tsuri
To angle, fish; fishing

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Japanese eri / えり Japanese (kana only) fishing weir; fish weir; fish trap; pouch-shaped bamboo fence across river, etc.

えり

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Japanese eri / えり Japanese (kana only) fishing weir; fish weir; fish trap; pouch-shaped bamboo fence across river, etc.; (female given name) Eri

お凸

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Japanese odeko / おでこ Japanese (1) (kana only) brow; forehead; (2) (kana only) prominent forehead; beetle brow; (3) (kana only) (colloquialism) not catching anything (in fishing)

さし

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Japanese sashi / さし Japanese (1) blowfly maggots used as fishing bait; (2) (See 霜降り・3) marble pattern (in beef)

一竿

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Japanese ikkan / いっかん Japanese one pole (esp. used for fishing poles); one rod; (given name) Ikkan

下網


下网

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Mandarin xià wǎng / xia4 wang3
Taiwan hsia wang
Chinese to cast a fishing net; (computing) to go offline

乱獲

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Japanese rankaku / らんかく Japanese (noun/participle) excessive fishing; overfishing; overhunting; excessive taking

伏羲

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Mandarin fú xī / fu2 xi1
Taiwan fu hsi
Japanese fukugi / ふくぎ
Chinese Fuxi or Fu Hsi, legendary Chinese emperor, trad. 2852-2738 BC, mythical creator of fishing, trapping and writing
Japanese (personal name) Fukugi

休漁

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Japanese kyuuryou / kyuryo / きゅうりょう Japanese (noun/participle) suspension of fishing

入漁

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Japanese nyuugyo / nyugyo / にゅうぎょ Japanese fishing in restricted waters

出漁

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Japanese shutsugyo;shutsuryou / shutsugyo;shutsuryo / しゅつぎょ;しゅつりょう Japanese (noun/participle) going fishing

化け

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Japanese bake / ばけ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) transforming oneself; taking on another form; disguising oneself; (2) artificial fly (for fishing)

友釣

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Japanese tomozuri / ともづり Japanese live decoy fishing (esp. for sweetfish)

反し

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Japanese kaeshi / かえし Japanese (1) reversal; return; (2) return gift; return favour (favor); (3) barb (on a fishing hook); (4) mixture of soy sauce, sugar and mirin

地引

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Japanese chibiki / ぢびき    chihike / ちびき    chihiki / ちひけ    chiin / chin / ちひき    jibiki / ちいん    jihiki / じびき Japanese (1) seine fishing; seining; (2) (abbreviation) seine; seine net; (surname) Dzibiki; (surname) Chibiki; (surname) Chihike; (surname) Chihiki; (surname) Chiin; (surname) Jibiki; (place-name, surname) Jihiki

地曳

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Japanese jibiki / ぢびき Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (1) seine fishing; seining; (2) (abbreviation) seine; seine net; (surname) Dzibiki; (surname) Jibiki

坊主

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Mandarin fáng zhǔ / fang2 zhu3
Taiwan fang chu
Japanese bouzu / bozu / ぼうず
Japanese (1) Buddhist priest; bonze; (2) close-cropped hair; crew cut; person with a shorn head; (3) (familiar language) (derogatory term) boy; sonny; lad; (4) not catching anything (in fishing); (place-name) Bouzu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

墜子


坠子

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Mandarin zhuì zi / zhui4 zi5
Taiwan chui tzu
Japanese iwa / いわ
Chinese weight; pendant; same as 墜胡|坠胡[zhui4 hu2]; ballad singing accompanied by a 墜胡|坠胡[zhui4 hu2]
Japanese (out-dated kanji) weight (of a fishing net)

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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
Fishing
ryou / ryoyú / yu2 / yu
Without a big net, how can you catch fish?不撒大網不得大魚
不撒大网不得大鱼
bù sā dà wǎng bù dé dà yú
bu4 sa1 da4 wang3 bu4 de2 da4 yu2
bu sa da wang bu de da yu
busadawangbudedayu
pu sa ta wang pu te ta yü
pusatawangputetayü
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
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