人魚

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
にん
Grade: 1
ぎょ
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

(nin, human being, person, man) +‎ (gyo, fish)

Noun[edit]

人魚 (hiragana にんぎょ, romaji ningyo)

  1. mermaid
    • 伝説では、彼女は人魚だったと言われる
      でんせつでは、かのじょはにんぎょだったといわれる
      densetsu de wa, kanojo wa ningyo datta to iwareru
      The legend says that she was a mermaid
  2. merman

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 人鱼
trad.

Etymology[edit]

(rén, man, person, people) +‎ (, fish)

Noun[edit]

人魚 (traditional, Pinyin rényú, simplified 人鱼)

  1. mermaid, merman