zenchuu means "Worm" in English.

  • Normally, when we say "Worm" in English, we're referring to a certain kind of Worm: the Earthworm, or, in Japanese, the mimizu ミミズ. The far less common term, zenchuu 蠕虫, means "Worm" in the generic sense: including aquatic worms, flatworms, etc. [1]
zenchuu written with kanji is 蠕虫.
This word contains non-jouyou kanji 常用漢字.
zenchuu written with katakana is ゼンチュウ.
zenchuu written with hiragana is ぜんちゅう.
Romaji ze n chu u
Meaning Crawl Bug
School Level 小1

Orthography Notes

  • ちゅ is a compound kana representing a single syllable with multiple characters.


  • "Wormhole" in Japanese, the space-y Einstein–Rosen bridge kind, is wāmuhōru ワームホール. [2]


Further Reading

Wikipedia: 蠕虫 (Worm)
  1. Worms and leeches -, accessed .
  2. ワームホール -, accessed .