珊瑚

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珊瑚

Etymology[edit]

From Sinitic 珊瑚.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

珊瑚 (hiragana さんご, katakana サンゴ, romaji sango)

  1. coral

Usage notes[edit]

As with many biology terms, this term is often written in katakana, as サンゴ. However, due to the large number of homophones in Japanese, dictionaries will often list such terms under the kanji spelling for disambiguation purposes.

Derived terms[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin shānhú
Zhuyin ㄕㄢ ㄏㄨˊ
IPA (key) /ʂa̠n⁵⁵ xu³⁵/

Noun[edit]

珊瑚 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin shānhú)

  1. coral

Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Noun[edit]

珊瑚 (traditional and simplified, POJ suan-ôo)

  1. coral