shishi means "Lion" in English.

  • raion is the normal Japanese word for lion, while shishi is what the Chinese called the animal they had heard about in legends. Before knowing what a lion actually was, they had an idea of how a lion looked like from stories. So when they met animals that fit the description of a lion, they assumed they were lions, shishi, even when they weren't. Which is why shishi can refer to some things that aren't lions.[1]
shishi written with kanji is 獅子.
This word contains non-jouyou kanji 常用漢字.
shishi written with katakana is シシ.
shishi written with hiragana is しし.
Romaji shi shi
Kanji 獅子
School Level , 小1


Scientific name: Panthera leo.