A Dictionary of Japanese Loanwords by Toshie M. Evans

By Toshie M. Evans

Contemporary stories record that eastern is the second one best resource of latest loanwords to English. Such reports point out that English-speaking nations are paying extra recognition to Japan than ever sooner than. This dictionary lists and defines 1000's of phrases borrowed from eastern which are now utilized in English-language guides. Entries offer variation spellings, pronunciation, etymological info, definitions, and illustrative quotations. those quotations have been accumulated from books, newspapers, magazines, novels, texts, ads, and databases released or allotted within the usa among 1964 and 1995.When international locations have interaction 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 express how one state profits publicity to a different country's tradition. contemporary reviews document that jap is the second one best resource of recent loanwords to English, exhibiting that English-speaking international locations are paying extra cognizance to Japan than ever ahead of. This dictionary comprises entries for 1000s of eastern phrases now utilized in English-language publications.Included are phrases from artwork and structure, medication and the sciences, enterprise and schooling, philosophy and faith, and various different fields. Entries supply definitions, pronunciations, variation spellings, etymological histories, and illustrative quotations. those quotations have been gathered from books, newspapers, magazines, novels, texts, ads, and databases, all of which have been released or disbursed within the usa among 1964 and 1995. whereas the amount is a beneficial advisor to the which means and assimilation of specific loanwords, it's also a desirable chronicle of the way sure parts of eastern tradition have strongly prompted American civilization.

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He [Richard Baker] was seldom available . . for dokusan, the intimate knee-to-knee meetings between teacher and student in which students ask teachers about the innermost mysteries of Zen. (California, Mar. 1988, p. , pi. -ku. D. 300). The original purpose of the bronze bell (dotaku) was to make a sound when hit with a stick or clapper. (Richard Pearson, Ancient Japan, 1992, p. 164) Possibly derived from Korea, dotaku were first created to be rung and later were made strictly as esthetic objects.

1990, p. 36) The maid will lay down comfortable bedding: a shikibuton (one or two soft, thick mats you sleep on), a kakebuton ( a soft, thick comforter), and a pillow stuffed with buckwheat or rice hulls. (Charles H. Northup, The Japan Vacation Planner, 1992, p. 70) —attributive use. At the end of the day, futon mattresses, pillows, and blankets are brought out and laid on the tatami floor. Then in the morning, these are returned to the closet and the room is rearranged for use by the family. (Koji Yagi, A Japanese Touch for Your Home, 1982, p.

South Korea doesn't plan to let Japan bury the comfort women issue. Government and private groups are compiling evidence that Japan used force and deceit to enslave women. (Los Angeles Times, Aug. 8, 1992, p. A3) The Foreign Ministry indicates that a compensation fund for the women might be raised from donations made by individuals and companies. This approach seeks to satisfy what the government now, years after the existence of the euphemistically named "comfort women" program first became known, acknowledges to be a terrible wrong.

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