Japanese Dictionary

Meaning of (つぶ) in Japanese

螺, 海螺
Kana Reading
つぶ, つび, つみ, ツブ
Romaji
tsubu, tsubi, tsumi, tsubu
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    whelk (esp. Neptunea and Buccinum spp.)
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    small spiral-shelled snail (esp. a pond snail)


Kanji in this word

JLPT 4

9 strokes

sea, ocean

On'Yomi: カイ

Kun'Yomi: うみ

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10 strokes

On'Yomi: カイ

Kun'Yomi: うみ

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17 strokes

small, edible, helical fresh-water mollusk

On'Yomi: ラ

Kun'Yomi: にし, にな

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