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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).

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
magurowěi / wei3 / wei
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

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wěi / wei3
 maguro(p);shibi;maguro / まぐろ(P);しび;マグロ
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little tuna; Euthynnus alletteratus
(1) (kana only) tuna (edible fish, Thunnus spp.); tunny; (2) (kana only) Pacific bluefin tuna (edible fish, Thunnus orientalis); (3) (まぐろ, マグロ only) (slang) (vulgar) (kana only) dead lay; starfish; person who is inactive during sexual intercourse; (personal name) Maguro

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jiān / jian1
 katsuo / かつお
(kana only) skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis); oceanic bonito; victorfish; (surname) Katsuo


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


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


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 tsuna / ツナ {food} tuna (esp. canned); (female given name) Tsuna


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


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 minamimaguro;minamimaguro / みなみまぐろ;ミナミマグロ (kana only) southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii)


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


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


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


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


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


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 mebachi;mebachi / めばち;メバチ bigeye tuna (edible fish, Thunnus obesus)


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 isomaguro;isomaguro / いそまぐろ;イソマグロ (kana only) dogtooth tuna (Gymnosarda unicolor)


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


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 chiai / ちあい 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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 kakuni / かくに {food} stew of cubed meat or fish (esp. pork belly or tuna)


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chì shēn / chi4 shen1
ch`ih shen / chih shen
 akami / あかみ
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (See 白身・2) red flesh (of a fish); red-fleshed fish (e.g. tuna); lean meat; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (2) (See 白太) heartwood


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


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 aoniku / あおにく (1) green flesh (melon, etc.); (2) green meat (e.g. discolored tuna meat)



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wěi yú / wei3 yu2
wei yü


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 kihada;kiwada;kihada;kiwada / きはだ;きわだ;キハダ;キワダ (kana only) yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares)


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 kuromi / くろみ (See 血合い) 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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 kuromaguro;kuromaguro / くろまぐろ;クロマグロ (kana only) (See 本マグロ・ほんマグロ) Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis)


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


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


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


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 tsunakan / ツナかん tinned tuna; canned tuna


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 maguro / マグロ (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; starfish; person who is inactive during sexual intercourse


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

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