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Zodiac Signs in Japanese

If you've been wondering how to say the zodiac signs in Japanese, then this is the page for you!

Below you'll find two lists of translations. The first is a list of Japanese to English translations of the western astrological signs and their associated dates. The second list contains all the translations for the Chinese zodiac signs, plus the associated years.

Notes: Words in bold added during the last update. You can also view these zodiac signs from English to Japanese.


Names of the Western Astrological Signs in Japanese:

Associated dates are shown in brackets next to each sign.

Futagoza ➔ Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Iteza ➔ Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)

Kaniza ➔ Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Mizugameza ➔ Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)

Ohitsujiza ➔ Aries (March 21-April 19)

Otomeza ➔ Virgo (August 23-September 22)

Oushiza ➔ Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Sasoriza ➔ Scorpio (October 23-November 21)

Shishiza ➔ Leo (July 23-August 22)

Tenbinza ➔ Libra (September 23-October 22)

Uoza ➔ Pisces (February 19 to March 20)

Yagiza ➔ Capricorn (December 22-January 19)


Names of the Chinese Zodiac Signs in Japanese:

Associated years are shown in brackets next to each animal.

Hebidoshi ➔ Year of the Snake (1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013)

Hitsujidoshi ➔ Year of the Sheep (1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015)

Inoshishidoshi ➔ Year of the Boar (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019)

Inudoshi ➔ Year of the Dog (1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018)

Nezumidoshi ➔ Year of the Rat (1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008)

Sarudoshi ➔ Year of the Monkey (1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016)

Tatsudoshi ➔ Year of the Dragon (1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012)

Toradoshi ➔ Year of the Tiger (1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010)

Toridoshi ➔ Year of the Rooster (1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017)

Umadoshi ➔ Year of the Horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014)

Usagidoshi ➔ Year of the Rabbit (1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011)

Ushidoshi ➔ Year of the Ox (1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009)


Other Words of Interest:

Horosukoopu ➔ Horoscope

Juunishi ➔ The 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac are known as the Juunishi.


*List of zodiac translations last updated: March 3, 2018.


Comprehension:

Can you answer these questions about the Japanese zodiac signs?

1. How do you say aries in Japanese?
2. How do you say horoscope in Japanese?
3. How do you say sagittarius in Japanese?
4. How do you say leo in Japanese?
5. What is the Japanese word for cancer?
6. How do you say libra in Japanese?
7. What is the Japanese word for year of the rooster?
8. What is the Japanese translation for year of the rabbit?
9. What is the Japanese word for year of the ox?
10. What does oushiza mean in English?
11. How do you say year of the tiger in Japanese?



Corrections?

As most of the translations in the list above are user submitted, it's quite possible for there to be mistakes on the page. If you speak Japanese and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.

The Fine Print

I don't speak Japanese myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.



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