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活鮨

English translation: assortment of fresh raw seafoods

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Japanese term or phrase:活鮨
English translation:assortment of fresh raw seafoods
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17:36 Jun 22, 2005
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Food & Drink / fish type
Japanese term or phrase: 活鮨
should 活鮨 be translated as 'live sushi'?or as per the pronunciation?
Lingophobic
Local time: 09:13
Fresh raw seafood dishes
Explanation:
While this includes sushi, it does not necessarily involve vinegared rice. 活鮨 is a collective name of raw seafood dishes, more to the variety of sashimis rather than sushi itself. Character 活 is to emphasize its freshness for your appetite.
Pictures like ones in following link would help you get the idea.

Please don't use translation 'live sushi'. It sounds very, very peculiar. Although there are live sashimi dishes called "活け作り" and the fish is actually still alive on your dish!!

http://gourmet.yahoo.co.jp/gourmet/restaurant/Kinki/Hyogo/gu...
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活鮨
Fresh raw seafood dishes


Explanation:
While this includes sushi, it does not necessarily involve vinegared rice. 活鮨 is a collective name of raw seafood dishes, more to the variety of sashimis rather than sushi itself. Character 活 is to emphasize its freshness for your appetite.
Pictures like ones in following link would help you get the idea.

Please don't use translation 'live sushi'. It sounds very, very peculiar. Although there are live sashimi dishes called "活け作り" and the fish is actually still alive on your dish!!

http://gourmet.yahoo.co.jp/gourmet/restaurant/Kinki/Hyogo/gu...

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agree  Can Altinbay: I've seen them in Shikoku.//どういたしまして。
2 hrs
  -> Can-san, doumo arigato.

agree  Saiwai Translation Services
5 hrs

agree  catlover
7 hrs

agree  Kurt Hammond: Great explaining
7 hrs

agree  aira07
10 hrs

agree  Minoru Kuwahara: for your reference, there was a sign pillar 活魚 near the place where i lived 3 yrs ago. my australian friends once commented they couldn't stand the sight of a living fish served in dishes. 活け造り may include some other things like Japanese lobsters. -
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