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Swim / Swimming

China yóu yǒng
Japan yuuei / yue
Swim / Swimming

游泳 is the Chinese and Japanese Kanji for swimming, or swim. This can be the act of, or the sport of swimming.

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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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游泳

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Mandarin yóu yǒng / you2 yong3
Taiwan yu yung
Japanese yuuei / yue / ゆうえい
Chinese swimming; to swim
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) (1) swimming; bathing; (2) conduct of life
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Mandarin qiú / qiu2
Taiwan ch`iu / chiu
Chinese to swim

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Mandarin yǒng / yong3
Taiwan yung
Japanese eiji / eji / えいじ    ei / e / えい
Chinese swimming; to swim
Japanese (personal name) Eiji; (female given name) Ei

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Mandarin yóu / you2
Taiwan yu
Japanese ryuu / ryu / りゅう    yuu / yu / ゆう    asobu / あそぶ
Chinese to swim; variant of 遊|游[you2]; surname You
Japanese (surname) Ryuu; (surname, female given name) Yuu; (given name) Asobu
bhrāmyati; to ramble, travel; swim.

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Mandarin/ pu3
Taiwan p`u / pu
Japanese mizukaki / みずかき
Chinese web (of feet of ducks, frogs etc)
Japanese swimfin; swim fin; (diving) fin; (diving) flipper; web; webfoot; paddle

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Mandarin biào / biao4
Taiwan piao
Japanese fue;ukibukuro(gikun);hyou;hobara(ok);hohara(ok) / fue;ukibukuro(gikun);hyo;hobara(ok);hohara(ok) / ふえ;うきぶくろ(gikun);ひょう;ほばら(ok);ほはら(ok)
Chinese swim bladder; air bladder of fish
Japanese (See 浮き袋・2) swim bladder; air bladder

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上る

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Japanese noboru / のぼる    agaru / あがる Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) to ascend; to go up; to climb; (2) to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the sun); to rise; (3) to go to (the capital); (4) to be promoted; (5) to add up to; (6) to advance (in price); (7) to swim up (a river); to sail up; (8) to come up (on the agenda); (irregular okurigana usage) (v5r,vi) (1) to rise; to go up; to come up; to ascend; to be raised; (2) to enter (esp. from outdoors); to come in; to go in; (3) to enter (a school); to advance to the next grade; (4) to get out (of water); to come ashore; (5) to increase; (6) to improve; to make progress; (7) to be promoted; to advance; (8) to be made (of profit, etc.); (9) to occur (esp. of a favourable result); (10) to be adequate (to cover expenses, etc.); (11) to be finished; to be done; to be over; (12) (of rain) to stop; to lift; (13) to stop (working properly); to cut out; to give out; to die; (14) to win (in a card game, etc.); (15) to be spoken loudly; (16) to get stage fright; (17) to be offered (to the gods, etc.); (18) (humble language) to go; to visit; (19) (honorific or respectful language) to eat; to drink; (20) to be listed (as a candidate); (21) to serve (in one's master's home); (22) to go north; (suf,v5r) (23) indicates completion

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下海

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Mandarin xià hǎi / xia4 hai3
Taiwan hsia hai
Chinese to go out to sea; to enter the sea (to swim etc); (fig.) to take the plunge (e.g. leave a secure job, or enter prostitution etc)

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徳利

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Japanese noritoshi / のりとし    tokuri / とくり Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (1) sake bottle; tall and slender bottle with a narrow mouth made from ceramic, metal or glass that can be used for sake, shoyu or rice vinegar; (2) turtleneck (sweater); (3) someone who cannot swim; (personal name) Noritoshi; (surname) Tokuri

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昇る

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Japanese noboru / のぼる Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) to ascend; to go up; to climb; (2) to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the sun); to rise; (3) to go to (the capital); (4) to be promoted; (5) to add up to; (6) to advance (in price); (7) to swim up (a river); to sail up; (8) to come up (on the agenda)

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水心

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Japanese mizugokoro / みずごころ    suishin / すいしん Japanese (1) knowing how to swim; (2) (See 魚心あれば水心) returning a favor; middle of a body of water (e.g. a lake, a river)

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泅渡

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Mandarin qiú dù / qiu2 du4
Taiwan ch`iu tu / chiu tu
Chinese to swim across

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泅遊

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Mandarin qiú yóu / qiu2 you2
Taiwan ch`iu yu / chiu yu
Chinese to swim

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泳ぐ

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Japanese oyogu / およぐ Japanese (v5g,vi) to swim

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泳褲

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Mandarin yǒng kù / yong3 ku4
Taiwan yung k`u / yung ku
Chinese swim trunks

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浮嚢

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Japanese funou / funo / ふのう    ukibukuro / うきぶくろ Japanese (1) swimming belt; swimming float; life buoy; life jacket; (2) swim bladder; air bladder

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浮環

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Japanese ukiwa / うきわ Japanese swim ring; (rubber) swimming ring; life buoy; life belt; float

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浮袋

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Japanese ukibukuro / うきぶくろ Japanese (1) swimming belt; swimming float; life buoy; life jacket; (2) swim bladder; air bladder

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浮輪

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Japanese ukiwa / うきわ Japanese swim ring; (rubber) swimming ring; life buoy; life belt; float

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游ぐ

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Japanese oyogu / およぐ Japanese (v5g,vi) to swim

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游水

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Mandarin yóu shuǐ / you2 shui3
Taiwan yu shui
Chinese to swim

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登る

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Japanese noboru / のぼる Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) to ascend; to go up; to climb; (2) to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the sun); to rise; (3) to go to (the capital); (4) to be promoted; (5) to add up to; (6) to advance (in price); (7) to swim up (a river); to sail up; (8) to come up (on the agenda)

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陞る

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Japanese noboru / のぼる Japanese (out-dated kanji) (v5r,vi) (1) to ascend; to go up; to climb; (2) to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the sun); to rise; (3) to go to (the capital); (4) to be promoted; (5) to add up to; (6) to advance (in price); (7) to swim up (a river); to sail up; (8) to come up (on the agenda)

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魚肚

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Mandarin yú dǔ / yu2 du3
Taiwan yü tu
Chinese fish maw; a food dish made from the swim bladder of fish

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魚鰾

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Mandarin yú biào / yu2 biao4
Taiwan yü piao
Chinese swim bladder

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一泳ぎ

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Japanese hitooyogi / ひとおよぎ Japanese (noun/participle) a swim

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剣が峰

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Japanese kengamine / けんがみね Japanese (1) rim of a volcano, esp. Mt. Fuji; (2) (sumo) wrestling ring; (3) dire or risky situation with no room for error; sink-or-swim position

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剣ケ峰

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Japanese kengamine / けんがみね Japanese (1) rim of a volcano, esp. Mt. Fuji; (2) (sumo) wrestling ring; (3) dire or risky situation with no room for error; sink-or-swim position; (personal name) Kengamine

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剣ヶ峰

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Japanese kengamine / けんがみね Japanese (1) rim of a volcano, esp. Mt. Fuji; (2) (sumo) wrestling ring; (3) dire or risky situation with no room for error; sink-or-swim position; (personal name) Kengamine

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扎猛子

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Mandarin zhā měng zi / zha1 meng3 zi5
Taiwan cha meng tzu
Chinese to swim with head submerged

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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
Swim
Swimming
游泳yuuei / yue
yuei / yue
yuei/yue
yóu yǒng / you2 yong3 / you yong / youyongyu yung / yuyung



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