"水よう日"

Translation:Wednesday

June 24, 2017

43 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ReedKemp

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

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithWong9

sui-youbi

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Tatoh

すいようび?

July 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jayners112

はい

August 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ReedKemp

ありがとうございます!

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Owlspotting

Sounds like the Chinese pronunciation (shui)

October 9, 2017

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

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

October 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HaruhiSuzu6

"Kun-yomi"

April 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Flviodomin3

Yeah すいようび

August 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Aerologia

Wetnessday

February 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Limeila

Thanks for the mnemonic tip!

April 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AdamScott794079

Is this from "water day" in Japanese?

July 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithMoore3

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

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AdamScott794079

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

July 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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
July 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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

July 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SiriusElliot

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

August 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

January 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/giubbs1

And sailor venus is shiny, like gold (metal)

February 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Cecil164832

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

March 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/pteramyth

Isn't EARTH from EARTH?

June 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/iAMspecial

It is 水曜日 My dudes

December 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MOO0505

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April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithWong9

Mercredi

June 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FonzieSquirrel

???

July 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kai19154

That's French for Wednesday. I guess he felt like speaking in French? Suddenly? For no reason?

July 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithWong9

Just wanted to say that Japanese has a similar system of calling the days of week as French - 水曜日 - the Mercury day - see my other note.

July 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/VeranoJoe

Ah so that's why in Spanish Wednesday = miercoles

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/cvictoria42

And Wednesday is from Woden's Day, Woden being equated with Mercury by early Germanic peoples, which is a bit odd since Woden is the king of the gods, but maybe it's because Mercury is, among other things, a god associated with wisdom, and so is Odin/Woden. Likewise, the Germanic equivalent of Mar was Tiu, so Mars Day is Tuesday, the equivalent of Jupiter was Thor, so Jupiter's Day is Thor's Day = Thursday, Venus' equivalent was Freya, so Venus' Day → Freya's Day → Friday, and then Saturn was left untranslated for Saturn's Day → Saturday

September 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/fetedeclarity

Water Wednesday.

August 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JanicekSuh

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 :)

July 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/vicc_walker

水曜日のカンパネラ ʕ•ٹ•ʔ

July 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

November 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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).

November 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BigGorillaMike

How does mizu change to su

December 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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)

December 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FrostDirt

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

December 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Bjartur298745

My dudes

January 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Sora905113

Why does it change to すい instead of みず

February 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithWong9

Please read the rest of the thread.

February 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/HaruhiSuzu6

Mizuyoubi sounds better

April 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TerminasDeity

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.

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/comradeapple

it's Wednesday, my dudes

June 13, 2019
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