Zushi Sushi is the same meaning as sushi. There is a grammatical rule of ‘hardening’ the first letter the suffix of a compound word if it is a certain group of consonants ( see table below). Therefore the word zushi will never be used alone. It will be always be proceeded by another noun, adjective, verb or adverb.
For the sake of avoiding confusion, this website will not use Japanese compound words, and refer to them separately, or otherwise make notations.
Some common examples of sushi terms following this grammatical rule are:
|Consonant||Altered Consonant||Word Combination||Translation||Resulting Compound Word|
|K||G||Hotate Kai||Scallop Clam||Hotate(g)ai|
|S, Tsu||Z||Edomae Sushi||Edo Style Sushi||Edomae(z)ushi|
|Usu Tsukuri||Thin Preparation||Usu(z)ukuri (A popular sashimi style)|
|T||D||Ma Tai||True Red Snapper||Ma(d)ai|
|H,F||B||Sashimi Bocho||Sashimi Knife||Sashimi(b)ocho|
|Gin Funa||Silver Carp||Gin(b)una (Used for nare sushi, or narezushi)|
|Sh||J||Sashimi Shoyu||Sashimi Soy Sauce||Sashimi(j)yoyu|