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How to say Racoon In Japanese?

KanjiHiraganaKatakana
たぬきタヌキ
Pronunciation: tanuki
How to Say It Outloud: ta-nu-ki
Usage: referencing raccoons or raccoon dogs, commonly used in various contexts such as nature, folklore, and everyday conversation.
Example Sentence Japanese:夜にたぬきが庭に現れました。
Example Sentence English:A raccoon dog appeared in the yard at night.
Katakana
アライグマ
Pronunciation: araiguma
How to Say It Outloud: a-ra-i-gu-ma
Usage: common Japanese word for raccoons, literally means 'washing bear' due to their behavior of washing food.
Example Sentence Japanese:アライグマが川で食べ物を洗っていました。
Example Sentence English:A raccoon was washing its food by the river.

Dictionary

狐と狸の化かし合いきつねとたぬきのばかしあい
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
Noun
  • two sly characters outfoxing each other; a fox and a raccoon dog fooling each other

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