鯖 [鲭] qīng

noun
: mackerel

Kun Reading

鯖 | さば saba

noun
mackerel (esp. the chub mackerel, Scomber japonicus)

On Reading

セイ sei
ショウ shou

 Usage:

鯖魚 [鲭鱼] qing1yu2: mackerel
蛇鯖[鲭] she2qing1: snake mackerel



Japanese common word | expression
鯖雲 | さばぐも saba kumo: cirrocumulus cloud

鯖節 | さばぶし saba fushi: dried, smoked mackerel; shavings from dried, smoked mackerel

鯖を読む | さばをよむ saba o yomu
: to manipulate figures to one’s advantage; to count wrongly on purpose; to inflate or deflate one’s age

 Etymology:
形声 Pictophonetic.
(yu2: fish radical 195) suggests the meaning while
(qing1: blue; green radical 174) provides the sound.



簡體 Simplified.
鲭. Derived from generic character simplification rule #126 (魚 » 鱼) via replacement of character component.



 Examples:

早く帰った方がいい、暑いから。サバは、生き腐れとも言われるくらい足が早い。
はやくかえったほうがいい、あついから。サバは、いきぐされともいわれるくらいあしがはやい.
hayaku kaetta hou ga ii, atsuikara. Saba wa ikigusare tomo iwareru kurai ashi ga hayai.
It’s hot, so you’d better head back quickly. Mackerel goes off so fast that they coined ‘fresh-looking rotten fish’.

Resources: Chinese Dictionary | Japanese Dictionary