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JapaneseEdit

 
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Kanji in this term
しん
Grade: 3
しゅ > じゅ
Grade: S
かい > がい
Grade: 1
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

 
The Japanese akoya pearl oyster.

Compound of 真珠(shinju, pearl) +‎ (kai, shell, shellfish). The kai changes to gai due to rendaku (連濁).

NounEdit

真珠貝 ‎(hiragana しんじゅがい, romaji shinjugai)

  1. the pearl oyster, Japanese akoya oyster (inedible)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, ISBN 4469021067