Meaning

Primary

Fugu

Alternatives

Blowfish, Pufferfish

Word Type

noun

Explanation

The river pig is what's known as fugu or blowfish. That's the mascot for our best friend, the Tofugu!

Reading

ふぐ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)
ふく
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading makes no sense, really. Neither kanji readings work. But, if you remember that a river pig is a fugu, you can know the reading is ふぐ as well! YOU ARE A BLOWFISH, JESSE!

Context

Context Sentences

「豆腐と河豚のサンドイッチをお願いします。」 「同じく。」

"I’ll have a blowfish and tofu sandwich." "I’ll have the same."

Kanji Composition