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Do you swim in such a dangerous sea?
"さめ/same(shark)" is written as 鮫. Please note that the left part is not 父(dad) but 交.
>Hi Jaymi H.,
I would bit あざらし rather than ホホジロザメ, too.
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>Hi Defrina,Tripp and TaTa,
It must be hard to bit such a big ホオジロザメ😄
Sō desu ka😄
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The name ホホジロザメ comes from the fact the side of its head is white. ホホ（ほほ・頬）means cheeks. ジロ (シロ・しろ・白）means white.
ヒレ is not a loan word. It has a kanji 鰭 (ひれ) and means a fin of a fish. The reason why these are written in katakana here is because we are taking about particular kind of fish and a particular body part. In science, names of species and their body parts are often written in katakana.
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In Japanese, when we talk about particular kind of animals, we write their names in Katakana. A good example is:
Japanese monkey is written as ニホンザル, not 日本猿.
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As a ホホジロザ目 i would 噛む a あざらし。
I would bite or eat あざらし if i feel hungry and i'd bite the ホホジロザメ if i came across it just for fun and swim away from it as fast as possible while grinning.
i can't un-see shark's kanji as "fish dad"
are there any exceptions when an organism isn't spelled w/ katakana?
For me , I would bite a ホホジロザメ to assert dominance so that I can swim with no one bothering me