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"水よう日"

Translation:Wednesday

June 24, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ScaryFarren

What is the romaji for the 水 here? Is it SUyobi, ZUyobi, TSUyobi, TZUyobi? ありがとう


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tatoh

すいようび?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ScaryFarren

ありがとうございます!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ClassiDuo

Sounds like the Chinese pronunciation (shui)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrew-Lin

Right, so the pronunciation すい is On'yomi, whereas みず is Kin'yomi.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Flviodomin3

Yeah すいようび


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Limeila

Thanks for the mnemonic tip!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdamScott794079

Is this from "water day" in Japanese?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KeithMoore3

Actually more like Mercury day. Days are equivalent to the visible planets/sun/moon


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdamScott794079

But isn't that first character the kanji for water?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KeithWong9

水星(すいせい) - water planet - means the planet Mercury. This comes from Chinese where the five elements map to five planets in the solar system.

  • 火星(かせい) fire - Mars
  • 水星(すいせい) water - Mercury
  • 木星(もくせい) wood - Jupiter
  • 金星(きんせい) metal - Venus
  • 土星(どせい) earth - Saturn

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Josh418775

>sailor mercury is blue >sailor jupiter is tall, like a tree >sailor mars has fire powers Thank you sailor moon for teaching me Japanese


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dakimakara

I was thinking the same thing. I never thought a magical girls anime would teach me anything.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LordOfTheAndain

Indeed! :)

For Jupiter, there's also the Jupiter Oak Evolution attack, and the fact she likes plants. And Mercury isn't just blue, her attacks are clearly water based. The odd one out is Venus, who also is the only one who doesn't have the planet's kanji in her name (because her character was created first, as Sailor V, before Takeuchi came up with the theme), but at least she has the Love Me Chain, which looks like it's made of metal.

For Saturn, you might think of the agricultural aspects of the death-and-rebirth theme, or the fact that she's powerful enough to destroy the Earth.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/giubbs1

And sailor venus is shiny, like gold (metal)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cecil164832

Actually, the origin is Egyptian http://www.cjvlang.com/Dow/dowjpn.html. It went to Japan through China.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pteramyth

Isn't EARTH from EARTH?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iAMspecial

It is 水曜日 My dudes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MOO0505

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Couch_goguma99

In korean, it is called 수요를, which also sounds similar to 수영, which means swimming. It's the same with Japanese, 水曜日sounds like 水泳. That's how I remember it :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/csvicc_

水曜日のカンパネラ ʕ•ٹ•ʔ


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mercerangela

Why is the sui pronunciation used instead of mizu despite the kanji being followed by kana? Is it because of the link to the planets for the days of the week? Because I know that Mercury is suisei in Japanese so that would kind of make sense.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KeithWong9

It is a wrong concept to assume kunyomi is followed by kana or kunyomi. e.g. 職場(しょくば) is onyomi+kunyomi, 器用(きよう)さ is onyomi+kana. The three kanji of this word 水曜日(すいようび) are all onyomi by the way. However it is correct that すい comes from 水星(すいせい).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BigGorillaMike

How does mizu change to su


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KeithWong9

One kanji can have multiple pronunciations which generally carry different meanings. It is necessary to memorize the pronunciation of a kanji in different combinations.

The kanji for water 水 can be read as すい or みず and in different situations these two pronunciations can be changed, e.g. 洪水(こうずい) 水無月(みなづき) 速水(はやみ)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrostDirt

Kanji can have different readings depending on the situation, in this case it's pronounced (すい)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sora905113

Why does it change to すい instead of みず


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KeithWong9

Please read the rest of the thread.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HaruhiSuzu6

Mizuyoubi sounds better


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qwynneth662

Alternative mnemonic: Sui means water, water is wet (wed). sui-you-bi is the "wetnesday". Since y'all probably pronounce Wednesday as "wed-ness-day" in your mind anyway.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/comradeapple

it's Wednesday, my dudes

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