kobito-iruka

Translation

kobito-iruka means "Tucuxi" in English.

kobito-iruka written with katakana is コビトイルカ.
kobito-iruka written with hiragana is こびといるか.
kobito-iruka written with kanji is 小人海豚.
Romaji ko bi to i ru ka
Hiragana
Katakana
Kanji 海豚
Meaning Small Person Dolphin

Orthography Notes

  • hito ひと becomes bito びと in this word because of a change in pronunciation called rendaku.
  • iruka is a jukujikun, meaning the word isn't formed from the individual kanji's readings, and is instead a reading for the specific combination of kanji 海豚.
Wikipedia: コビトイルカ

Related Words

jinchou 人鳥, hitokudori 人来鳥, kama-iruka 鎌海豚, madara-iruka 斑海豚, nezumi-iruka 鼠海豚, shiro-iruka 白海豚, shoukumaneko 小熊猫, suji-iruka 条海豚, handou-iruka 半道海豚, ishi-iruka いし海豚, kohari-iruka 小針海豚, megane-iruka 眼鏡海豚, arari-iruka 安良里海豚, kogashira-nezumi-iruka 小頭鼠海豚, sayonakidori 小夜鳴き鳥, shina-usuiro-iruka 支那薄色海豚, taiseiyou-madara-iruka 大西洋斑海豚.