The Japanese word for "Salmon" is sāmon サーモン, a katakanization.

  • Sometimes, Salmon is translated to Japanese as sake or shake. These words actually refer to one specific kind of salmon, the Chum Salmon, but may also refer to the Salmonidae family, or the Salmoniformes order, which includes Salmons, Trouts, etc.
Romaji saa mo n
Meaning Salmon


  • The Salmon and the Trout are alike, but one difference is that the Salmon migrates to salt water while the Trout usually stays in freshwater.

Further Reading

Wikipedia: Salmon (サーモン)