Translation

nihon-zaru means "Japanese Macaque" in English.

nihon-zaru is normally written with katakana, as ニホンザル.
nihon-zaru written with hiragana is にほんざる.
nihon-zaru written with kanji is 日本猿.
These are jouyou kanji 常用漢字, taught in junior high, chuugakkou 中学校.
Romaji ni ho n za ru
Hiragana
Katakana
Kanji
Meaning Japan Monkey
School Level 小1 小1

Orthography Notes

  • saru さる becomes zaru ざる in this word because of a change in pronunciation called rendaku.

Synonyms

Macaca fuscata.

Further Reading