人魚

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See also: 人鱼

Chinese[edit]

man; person; people fish
trad. (人魚)
simp. (人鱼)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

人魚

  1. merperson; merfolk
  2. dugong
  3. manatee
  4. salamander

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
にん
Grade: 1
ぎょ
Grade: 2
on’yomi
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Etymology[edit]

(nin, human) +‎ (gyo, fish)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

人魚 (hiragana にんぎょ, rōmaji ningyo)

  1. a merperson
     (にん) (ぎょ) (ひめ)
    Ningyohime
    The Little Mermaid
    伝説 (でんせつ)では、彼女 (かのじょ) (にん) (ぎょ)だったと ()われる。
    Densetsu de wa, kanojo wa ningyo datta to iwareru.
    The legend says that she was a mermaid.
    • 1999 March 27, “こうこつ人魚マーメイド [Enchanting Mermaid]”, in Vol.2 (in Japanese), Konami:
       (うみ) (こう) (かい)する (もの) (ゆう) (わく)しておぼれさせる、 (うつく)しい (にん) (ぎょ)
      Umi o kōkai suru mono o yūwaku shite oboresaseru, utsukushii ningyo.
      A beautiful mermaid who lures seafarers before drowning them.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

人魚 (ineo) (hangeul 인어)

  1. Hanja form? of 인어, “merperson”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

人魚

  1. Hán tự form of nhân ngư, “merperson