- In Japanese, a masu fish is any fish whose name ends in masu 鱒. Literally. A good number of them are trouts, but some are Salmons.
masu may also be written as 鮅.
Homonyms & Similar Words
- masu ます, mashita ました and others are polite suffixes used with verbs.
- The Trout and the Salmon are alike, but one difference is that the Trout usually stays in freshwater, while the Salmon migrates to salt water.
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