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Tuna in Chinese / Japanese...

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Tuna

China wěi
Japan maguro
Tuna Vertical Wall Scroll

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).


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

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin wěi / wei3
Taiwan wei
Japanese maguro(p);shibi;maguro / まぐろ(P);しび;マグロ
Chinese little tuna; Euthynnus alletteratus
Japanese (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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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Japanese katsuo / かつお
Chinese bonito
Japanese (kana only) skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis); oceanic bonito; victorfish; (surname) Katsuo

とろ

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

めじ

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

ツナ

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Japanese tsuna / ツナ Japanese tuna (usu. refers to canned tuna); (female given name) Tsuna

トロ

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

南鮪

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

吞拿

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

堅魚

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

敲き

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

本鮪

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

松魚

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

目撥

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

磯鮪

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

葱鮪

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

血合

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Japanese chiai / ちあい Japanese meat of a fish (e.g. tuna) that is dark red with blood, usu. coming from the parts close to the spine

角煮

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

赤身

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Mandarin chì shēn / chi4 shen1
Taiwan ch`ih shen / chih shen
Japanese akami / あかみ
Chinese naked
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) lean meat; (2) lean tuna; (3) heartwood

酒盗

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

鮪魚

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Mandarin wěi yú / wei3 yu2
Taiwan wei yü
Chinese tuna

黄肌

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

黒身

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Japanese kuromi / くろみ Japanese (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

黒鮪

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

カツオ

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

キハダ

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

キワダ

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

マグロ

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Japanese maguro / マグロ Japanese (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

メバチ

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

ヨコワ

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Japanese yokowa / ヨコワ Japanese (ksb:) young Pacific bluefin tuna (young Thunnus orientalis)

中とろ

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Japanese chuutoro / chutoro / ちゅうとろ Japanese medium-fatty tuna

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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
Tuna
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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