Let’s Study Japanese – 日本語を勉強しましょう

Let’s Study Japanese – 日本語を勉強しましょう

CCRES AQUAPONICS

Japanese Koi Names:

Kanji
(漢字)
Hiragana/Katakana
(ひらがな/カタカナ)
Romaji Pronunciation Meaning
(意味)
こい koi sounds like coy Koi fish
錦鯉 にしきごい nishikigoi knee-she-key-goi Formal name for Koi
大正三色 たいしょうさんしょく tai shou san sho ku tai-show-san-show-ku Formal name for sanke, three color koi
昭和三色 しょうわさんしょく shouwa san sho ku show-wa-san-show-ku Formal name for showa, three color koi
紅白 こうはく kouhaku ko-ha-ku Red and White Koi
白写り しろうつり shiroutsuri she-ro-u-tsu-ri Black and white Koi
緋写り ひうつり hiutsuri he-u-tsu-ri Red and black Koi
黄写り きうつり kiutsuri key-u-tsu-ri Yellow and black Koi
浅黄 あさぎ asagi a-sa-gee Blue koi with red belly and net pattern
黄金 おうごん ougon o-gon All yellow metallic koi usually know as Yamabuki Ogon
秋翠 しゅうすい shuusui shu-u-sui Scaless (Doitsu) version of an Asagi
ごろも goromo go-ro-mo Red and white koi with black edging over red scales
五色 ごしき goshiki go-she-key Red and white koi with black edging over scales
九紋竜 きゅうもんりゅう kyuumonryuu kyu-mon-ryu Doitsu black and white koi
ドイツ Doitsu Doi-tsu German – scaleless koi sometimes with large scales on the back and lateral line

Colors and Numbers:

Kanji
(漢字)
Hiragana/Katakana
(ひらがな/カタカナ)
Romaji Pronunciation Meaning
(意味)
赤い あかい akai a-kai Red
白い しろい shiroi she-ro-i White
黄色い きいろい kiiroi key-i-roi Yellow
青い あおい aoi a-o-i Blue
すみ sumi su-me Used to describe the black on koi.
黒い くろい kuroi ku-roy Black
いち ichi i-chi one
ni knee two
さん san san three
よん / し yon / shi yon / she four
go go five

Adjectives:

Kanji
(漢字)
Hiragana/Katakana
(ひらがな/カタカナ)
Romaji Pronunciation Meaning
(意味)
だん dan da-n Step as in “ni dan kohaku” (two step kohaku)
当才 とうさい tousai toe-sa-eye Koi hatched this year.
二才 にさい nisai knee-sa-eye 2 year old
三才 さんさい sansai san-sa-eye 3 year old
小さい ちいさい chiisai ch-ee-sa-eye small
大きい おおきい ookii o-key big
オス osu o-su male koi
メス mesu may-su female koi

 

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