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Pronunciation Guide:

A - pronounced ah, as in paw or draw EI - pronounced aye, as in bay, play
E - pronounced eh, as in spend or friend OI - pronounced oye, as in toy, boy
I - pronounced ee, as in bee, he, tree OA - pronounced oh ah, as in boa
O- pronounced oh, as in tow, oak OO - pronounced oo, as in who, boo
U - pronounced uu, as in moo, who UI - pronounced wee, as in tree, bee
R - sometimes pronounced like the letter "d" JI - pronounced gee, as in bungi
AI - pronounced eye, as in pie, fly JY - pronounced jah, as in draw, jaw
AO - pronounced ah oh RYU - pronounced droo, as in Andrew




Word(Pronunciation)Meaning
ZNA Zen Nippon Airinkai. An international association for amateur Koi keepers.
Zoonoses Disease that can be transmitted from animal to human under natural conditions.
Zuiun A color variant of the shusui.
Zukinkaburi (zoo kihn kah' boo ree) Wearing a hood. Zukin means "hood," Kaburi means "wearing." Term used to describe Nishikigoi that have a head that is fully covered with color. The Koi would not have Shiroji on the gills or in the lower jaw. Another term for Menkaburi. Nishikigoi with heads covered in red are called Aka Zukin and Koi with heads covered in black are called Kuro Zukin. These Koi are not considered beautiful.
Zygote Fertilzed ovum.




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