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Japanese Zodiac Signs

Wondering how to say your zodiac sign or others in Japanese? Read on...

This page has two lists of English to Japanese translations. First is the list of western astrological signs and second is the list of Chinese zodiac signs.

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


Western Astrological Signs (English to Japanese):

Associated dates are shown in brackets next to each sign.

Aquarius ➔ Mizugameza (January 20 to February 18)

Pisces ➔ Uoza (February 19 to March 20)

Capricorn ➔ Yagiza (December 22-January 19)

Aries ➔ Ohitsujiza (March 21-April 19)

Taurus ➔ Oushiza (April 20-May 20)

Gemini ➔ Futagoza (May 21-June 20)

Scorpio ➔ Sasoriza (October 23-November 21)

Sagittarius ➔ Iteza (November 22-December 21)

Cancer ➔ Kaniza (June 21-July 22)

Leo ➔ Shishiza (July 23-August 22)

Virgo ➔ Otomeza (August 23-September 22)

Libra ➔ Tenbinza (September 23-October 22)


Chinese Zodiac Signs (English to Japanese):

Associated years are shown in brackets next to each animal.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Other Words of Interest:

Horoscope ➔ Horosukoopu

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 horoscope in Japanese?
2. What is the English translation of toridoshi?
3. How do you say the cancer zodiac sign in Japanese?
4. What is the Japanese word for scorpio?



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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