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What does koi fish mean?

by Guest4891  |  11 years, 3 month(s) ago

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I have a question regarding a word or perhaps a term called koi fish. I am not quite able to figure out and I would appreciate if I could be provided with some information on what exactly koi fish means?

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  1. Harry

     Koi fish is a symbol of good fortune. The direction they are swimming has to do with the one's personality. Upstream means that one has an outgoing personality, whereas downstream symbolizes more introverted. According to Japanese legend, if a koi succeeded in climbing the falls at a point called Dragon Gate on the Yellow River, it would be transformed into a dragon. Based on that legend, it became a symbol of worldly aspiration and advancement. More generally, the Japanese associate koi (also known as carp) with perseverance in adversity and strength of purpose. Because of its strength and determination to overcome obstacles, it stands for courage and the ability to attain high goals. On the other hand, it is symbolic in the Buddhism and represents courage. Humans "swim" through the "ocean of suffering" without fear, just like a fish swims through water. There is another word to describe "love" which is "koi". Both "ai" and "koi" are probably translated as "love" in English. However, "Koi" is a love for the opposite s*x, or a longing feeling for a specific person. It can be described as "romantic love" or "passionate love". While "ai" has the same meaning as "koi," it also has a definition of a general feeling of love. "Koi" can be selfish, but "ai" is a real love.

  2. Guest10862114
    What the Koi Fish symbolizes depends upon the region/culture you ask, the number of Koi Fish, and the color of the Koi Fish. That being said, there are generally a few accepted meanings despite these divisions... http://limpkimp.com/history/2009/08/what-do-koi-fish-symbolize/

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