By Toshie M. Evans
Fresh reports document that jap is the second one best resource of recent loanwords to English. Such reviews point out that English-speaking international locations are paying extra realization to Japan than ever sooner than. This dictionary lists and defines hundreds and hundreds of phrases borrowed from jap which are now utilized in English-language courses. Entries offer variation spellings, pronunciation, etymological details, definitions, and illustrative quotations. those quotations have been accrued from books, newspapers, magazines, novels, texts, ads, and databases released or disbursed within the usa among 1964 and 1995.When international locations interact in an important volume of business or cultural touch, they regularly borrow phrases from each one other's language. those loanwords are assimilated to various levels and exhibit how one state profits publicity to a different country's tradition. contemporary reports file that eastern is the second one most efficient resource of recent loanwords to English, displaying that English-speaking international locations are paying extra awareness to Japan than ever prior to. This dictionary contains entries for hundreds of thousands of jap phrases now utilized in English-language publications.Included are phrases from artwork and structure, drugs and the sciences, company and schooling, philosophy and faith, and various different fields. Entries supply definitions, pronunciations, version spellings, etymological histories, and illustrative quotations. those quotations have been accumulated from books, newspapers, magazines, novels, texts, ads, and databases, all of which have been released or dispensed within the usa among 1964 and 1995. whereas the amount is a useful advisor to the that means and assimilation of specific loanwords, it's also a desirable chronicle of the way definite components of jap tradition have strongly motivated American civilization.
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Clyde Newton, Dynamic Sumo, 1994, p. 25) [< basho sumo tournament] 1976 (B2) beddo [bedou] n. a bed with electronic movement for making various motions, such as rocking and rotating. ] 1969 (B1) bekko [bekou] n. tortoiseshell. Bekko or bekko-no is the word for tortoiseshell, the best variety of which is taken from the hawksbill turtle. (Alex R. Newman and Egerton Ryerson, Japanese Art: A Collector's Guide, 1964, p. ,pl. -to or -s, a box lunch. Also, obento or o-bento. The school lunch, obento—literally "honorable lunch box"—is extremely important in the lives of most Japanese women.
5, p. 14) The basic Japanese broth, dashi, is prepared from bonito that has been dried using an elaborate process of salting and airing. . There are also packets of instant dashi. (James Peterson, Splendid Soups, 1993, p. 10) [< dashi < dashi (jiru )< dashi extraction + jiru < shim soup] 1968 (OED) do [dou] n. any of the seven administrative divisions into which Japan was divided during the eighth and ninth centuries. [< do road] d o h y o n. the sumo ring, which is a two-foot-high, eighteen-foot-square clay stage with the inner circle formed by rice straw bales.
The New York Times, May 23, 1994, p. Dl) Try late 1985, just weeks after finance ministers, meeting at Manhattan's Plaza Hotel, agreed to devalue the dollar against major world currencies. So began the endaka, or strong yen, era. (Business Week, Apr. 10, 1995, p. 118) [< endaka < en yen + daka < taka high] 1986 (BDC) engawa [erjgdiwai] n. a narrow wooden passage of a house serving as a walkway or as a floor extension. The engawa is a Japanese-inspired deck that is really a simple walkway around the enokidake 33 house.