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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.

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

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This single Chinese character means shark.

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

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

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
samejiāo / jiao1 / jiaochiao
shā yú / sha1 yu2 / sha yu / shayusha yü / shayü
hazeshā / sha1 / sha
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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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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jiāo / jiao1
 same(p);same(p) / さめ(P);サメ(P)
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see 鮫魚|鲛鱼[jiao1 yu2]
(kana only) shark; (surname) Same

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shā / sha1
 haze / はぜ
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(1) goby (fish); (2) yellowfin goby (Acanthogobius flavimanus)



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shā yú / sha1 yu2
sha yü
Shark Scroll

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/ wu1
 yogore;yogore / よごれ;ヨゴレ
variant of 污[wu1]
(kana only) (See 汚鮫・よごれざめ,オーシャニックホワイトティップシャーク) 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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shā / sha1
shark family, including some rays and skates

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yìn / yin4
shark sucker (Echeneis naucrates)

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è / e4
 wani;wani / わに;ワニ
variant of 鱷|鳄[e4]
(1) (kana only) crocodile; alligator; (2) (archaism) shark; (place-name) Wani
A crocodile; a crocodile

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 fuka;fuka / ふか;フカ (kana only) (ksb:) (See 鮫) (large) shark


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


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


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



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yìn yú / yin4 yu2
yin yü
shark sucker (Echeneis naucrates)


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 oose;oose / おおせ;オオセ (kana only) Japanese wobbegong (Orectolobus japonicus, species of carpet shark); Japanese carpet shark; fringe shark; (surname) Ose


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


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


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 tsumaguro / つまぐろ (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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 ubazame;ubazame / うばざめ;ウバザメ (kana only) (See 馬鹿鮫・ばかざめ) basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus)



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



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píng tóu / ping2 tou2
p`ing t`ou / ping tou
 hiragashira;hiragashira / ひらがしら;ヒラガシラ
flattop; crew cut; common (people)
(kana only) (See ミルクシャーク) milk shark (Rhizoprionodon acutus, species of requiem shark found in the eastern Atlantic and the Indo-Pacific)


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pái chì / pai2 chi4
p`ai ch`ih / pai chih
 paichii / paichi / パイチー
whole-piece shark's fin
{food} (See 鱶鰭) shark fin (chi: paichi)


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 hoshizame;hoshizame / ほしざめ;ホシザメ (kana only) starspotted smooth-hound (species of hound shark, Mustelus manazo)


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 mizubuka;mizubuka / みずぶか;ミズブカ (kana only) (See 葦切鮫) blue shark (Prionace glauca, species of circumglobal requiem shark)


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 yogorezame;yogorezame / よごれざめ;ヨゴレザメ (kana only) (See 汚・よごれ,オーシャニックホワイトティップシャーク) oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus)


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 tsumajiro / つまじろ (kana only) silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus, a requiem shark found throughout the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans); (place-name) Tsumajiro


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 ushizame;ushizame / うしざめ;ウシザメ (kana only) (See 大目白鮫・おおめじろざめ) bull shark (Carcharhinus leucas)


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 nekozame;nekozame / ねこざめ;ネコザメ (kana only) bullhead shark (esp. the Japanese bullhead shark, Heterodontus japonicus)


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 shirowani;shirowani / しろわに;シロワニ (kana only) sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus); gray nurse shark


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


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


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

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