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Goldfish in Chinese / Japanese...

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jīn yú
kin gyo
Goldfish Scroll

金魚 is the title for goldfish in Chinese and Japanese.

There was a time in ancient China when only the Emperor could possess the true yellow-gold colored fish. 金魚 is why alternate coloration such as orange, black, red, and white were bred. Many believe this is why colors other than yellow-gold are more common for "goldfish" found in pet shops today.


Yellow Color
hon / kou
Yellow Scroll

黃 is the single character for the color yellow in Chinese.

In China, yellow is traditionally the color of the emperor. In fact, there was a time when only the emperor could wear yellow clothing, or own yellow pet fish. Note: Goldfish were breed originally in China for the emperor. When the perfect yellow fish was breed, all but the emperor were banned from owning any. Thus a more orange-colored goldfish dominated the market.

黃 is not a common selection for a wall scroll. Even if your Chinese surname is Huang (Yellow) or your Korean surname is Hwang (yellow), it's still probably not appropriate.

黄This character is written with a slight variation in Simplified Chinese and modern Japanese. Click on the image to the right if you want this alternate version.

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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
kin gyo / kingyojīn yú / jin1 yu2 / jin yu / jinyuchin yü / chinyü
hon / kou / hon / ko / hon / kohuáng / huang2 / huang
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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jīn yú / jin1 yu2
chin yü
 kingyo / きんぎょ
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goldfish; (surname, female given name) Kingyo


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 wakin / わきん Japanese wakin goldfish variety


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 ranchuu / ranchu / らんちゅう (kana only) ranchu; variety of goldfish


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 ranchuu / ranchu / らんちゅう (kana only) ranchu; variety of goldfish


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 ebio / えびお (1) goldfish with a shrimp-like tail; (2) head of a shamisen or lute (bent back like a shrimp's tail)


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 tetsugyo;tetsugyo / てつぎょ;テツギョ (kana only) comet goldfish


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 dorado / ドラド (1) dorado (South American freshwater catfish, Salminus maxillosus); (2) dolphinfish; (3) (astron) Dorado (constellation); the Goldfish; the Swordfish; (place-name) Dorado


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 demekin;demekin / でめきん;デメキン telescope (variety of goldfish); telescope eye; demekin


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 kajikiza / かじきざ Dorado (constellation); the Goldfish; the Swordfish


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 shubunkin / しゅぶんきん Japanese shubunkin goldfish variety


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 kajikiza / かじきざ (irregular kanji usage) Dorado (constellation); the Goldfish; the Swordfish


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 kairoubi / kairobi / かいろうび    ebio / えびお head of a shamisen or lute (bent back like a shrimp's tail); (1) goldfish with a shrimp-like tail; (2) head of a shamisen or lute (bent back like a shrimp's tail)


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 nigorobuna / にごろぶな (kana only) Carassius auratus grandoculis (subspecies of goldfish)



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jīn yú lǎo / jin1 yu2 lao3
chin yü lao
pedophile (slang, referring to the case of a Hong Kong child abductor who lured girls with the prospect of seeing "goldfish" in his apartment)


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 kingyoya / きんぎょや goldfish seller (vendor)



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jīn yú zǎo / jin1 yu2 zao3
chin yü tsao
 kingyomo / きんぎょも
hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
(1) (colloquialism) (See 穂咲の総藻) Eurasian water milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum); (2) aquatic plants such as hornwort that are commonly used in goldfish tanks, etc.


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 kingyobachi / きんぎょばち goldfish bowl


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 kajikiza / かじきざ Dorado (constellation); the Goldfish; the Swordfish


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 kintoto / きんとと (child. language) (See 金魚) goldfish


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 tetsugyo / テツギョ (kana only) comet goldfish


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 doraado / dorado / ドラード (1) dorado (South American freshwater catfish, Salminus maxillosus); (2) dolphinfish; (3) (astron) Dorado (constellation); the Goldfish; the Swordfish


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 sekennome / せけんのめ (exp,n) spotlight; public eye; public's attention; goldfish bowl


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 nigorobuna / にごろぶな (kana only) Carassius auratus grandoculis (subspecies of goldfish)


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 kingyonofun;kingyonounko / kingyonofun;kingyononko / きんぎょのふん;きんぎょのうんこ (exp,n) (idiom) person who tags along; hanger-on; person who follows someone around like a shadow; clingy person; goldfish feces


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 kingyouri / kingyori / きんぎょうり goldfish peddling; goldfish peddler


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 kingyosukui / きんぎょすくい festival game in which participants try to catch goldfish in a shallow paper ladle


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 nigorobuna / ニゴロブナ (kana only) Carassius auratus grandoculis (subspecies of goldfish)


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 poi;poi / ポイ;ぽい paper scoop used in goldfish scooping


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 ranchuu / ranchu / ランチュウ (kana only) ranchu; variety of goldfish


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 ranchuu;ranchuu / ranchu;ranchu / らんちゅう;ランチュウ (kana only) ranchu; variety of goldfish

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