人魚

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Chinese[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From (rén, “man, person, people”) + (, “fish”)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

人魚

  1. mermaid, siren, merman
  2. dugong
  3. manatee
  4. salamander

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)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

人魚 ‎(hiragana にんぎょ, romaji ningyo)

  1. mermaid, siren
    • 伝説 (でんせつ)では、彼女 (かのじょ)人魚 (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.
  2. merman

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, “mermaid, siren, merman”.

Vietnamese[edit]

Hán tự in this word

Noun[edit]

人魚

  1. Hán tự form of nhân ngư, "mermaid, siren, merman"