Toshie M. Evans's A Dictionary of Japanese Loanwords PDF

By Toshie M. Evans

ISBN-10: 0313287414

ISBN-13: 9780313287411

Contemporary reviews record that eastern is the second one best resource of latest loanwords to English. Such reviews point out that English-speaking nations are paying extra consciousness to Japan than ever ahead of. This dictionary lists and defines enormous quantities of phrases borrowed from eastern 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 dispensed 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 exhibit how one kingdom earnings publicity to a different country's tradition. fresh reports file that jap is the second one best resource of recent loanwords to English, displaying that English-speaking international locations are paying extra consciousness to Japan than ever ahead of. This dictionary contains entries for 1000's of eastern phrases now utilized in English-language publications.Included are phrases from paintings and structure, medication and the sciences, enterprise and schooling, philosophy and faith, and diverse different fields. Entries supply definitions, pronunciations, variation spellings, etymological histories, and illustrative quotations. those quotations have been accrued from books, newspapers, magazines, novels, texts, ads, and databases, all of which have been released or allotted within the usa among 1964 and 1995. whereas the quantity is a useful consultant to the which means and assimilation of specific loanwords, it's also a desirable chronicle of ways yes components of jap tradition have strongly prompted American civilization.

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Ton or -s, 1. a set of bedding consisting of a pliable mattress with tufts and a quilt used on a tatami floor. Also, kakebuton and shikibuton. The futon serves a functional role and consists of two oblong coverings stuffed with cotton. The flatter and heavier of the two is the shiki-buton used for the bottom mattress; the kake-buton is placed over the top as the cover. (Theodore F. Welch and Hiroki Kato, Japan Today! 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.

8, 1992, p. 24) The Japanese term for a foreigner is gai-koku-jin (literally 'outside-country-person'); nowadays this is normally abbreviated to gaijin, a term originally carrying pejorative overtones but so widely accepted by gaijin themselves that it has come into general currency. (Richard Tames, A Traveller's History of Japan, 1993, p. , pi. -sha or -s, n. a Japanese woman who provides entertainment by singing and dancing for dinner guests. As any geisha of Shimbashi [Tokyo] will tell you, "gei" in Japanese means "art," and a geisha is one who practices art—in her case, by singing, dancing and playing the traditional Japanese instrument called a samisen—for rich men in the private restaurants of Tokyo and Kyoto.

Dec. 1991, p. 34) [< daruma after the Indian Zen monk, Bodhidharma] 1963 (B2) dashi [ddiji, daijii] n. a broth made from dried bonito and seaweed. It was a happy choice, with a kimono-clad server delivering course after course of Japanese delicacies, from soup (dashi with seaweed) to sukiyaki with sashimi, grilled fish, tempura, rice and melon in between and big bottles of Asahi lager. (The New York Times, Dec. 29, 1991, Sec. 5, p. 14) The basic Japanese broth, dashi, is prepared from bonito that has been dried using an elaborate process of salting and airing.

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