珊瑚礁

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Chinese[edit]

coral reef; shoal rock
simp. and trad.
(珊瑚礁)
珊瑚

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

珊瑚礁

  1. coral reef

Japanese[edit]

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珊瑚礁 (sango shō): an atoll formed from a coral reef
Kanji in this term
さん
Jinmeiyō

Jinmeiyō
しょう
Grade: S
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 珊瑚 (sango, coral) +‎ (shō, reef).[1][2]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

珊瑚礁 (hiragana さんごしょう, romaji sango shō, historical hiragana さんごせう)

  1. a coral reef

Usage notes[edit]

As with many biology terms, the sango part is more commonly 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

珊瑚礁 (sanhocho) (hangeul 산호초)

  1. Hanja form? of 산호초, “coral reef”.