Spiral

Japanese translation: らせん(状の)/ 渦巻き(状の)/ スパイラル / ねじれ(た)

04:56 Jan 21, 2012
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English term or phrase: Spiral
If people are just talking about a spiral shape in general conversation, what would be the word that would be used? Uzumaki? Rasen? or what.
conejo
United States
Local time: 03:32
Japanese translation:らせん(状の)/ 渦巻き(状の)/ スパイラル / ねじれ(た)
Explanation:
It depends on the object. For example,
らせん階段 spiral steps /spiral staircase
渦巻き模様(パターン) spiral pattern
スパイラルコード/渦巻きコード spiral cord
ねじれ歯車 spiral gear
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Y. K.
Local time: 20:32
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4らせん(状の)/ 渦巻き(状の)/ スパイラル / ねじれ(た)
Y. K.
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FYI
cinefil
Depends
Takafumi Miyauchi

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spiral
らせん(状の)/ 渦巻き(状の)/ スパイラル / ねじれ(た)


Explanation:
It depends on the object. For example,
らせん階段 spiral steps /spiral staircase
渦巻き模様(パターン) spiral pattern
スパイラルコード/渦巻きコード spiral cord
ねじれ歯車 spiral gear

Y. K.
Local time: 20:32
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
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6 mins
Reference: FYI

Reference information:
depends on the context, as always.
http://ejje.weblio.jp/content/spiral
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/sugoroku_2006/e/ebb2aa1825a91bc9471e84...

cinefil
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4 hrs
Reference: Depends

Reference information:
I would say uzumaki if the objects are flat.
If they are more like three-dimensional, I would say rasen.

I searched 'spiral' on Google Images and most shapes there look uzumaki to me.

Takafumi Miyauchi
Taiwan
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Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
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Asker: なるほど。良い説明ですね

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