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By Toshie M. Evans

Contemporary reports record that jap is the second one most efficient resource of recent loanwords to English. Such stories point out that English-speaking international locations are paying extra cognizance to Japan than ever sooner than. This dictionary lists and defines thousands of phrases borrowed from jap which are now utilized in English-language courses. Entries supply version spellings, pronunciation, etymological info, definitions, and illustrative quotations. those quotations have been amassed from books, newspapers, magazines, novels, texts, ads, and databases released or allotted within the usa among 1964 and 1995.When nations interact in an important volume of industrial or cultural touch, they often borrow phrases from every one other's language. those loanwords are assimilated to various levels and express how one state earnings publicity to a different country's tradition. fresh experiences document that eastern is the second one most efficient resource of latest loanwords to English, exhibiting that English-speaking nations are paying extra cognizance to Japan than ever prior to. This dictionary comprises entries for 1000s of eastern phrases now utilized in English-language publications.Included are phrases from paintings and structure, drugs 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 accrued from books, newspapers, magazines, novels, texts, ads, and databases, all of that have been released or disbursed within the usa among 1964 and 1995. whereas the amount is a worthwhile advisor to the that means and assimilation of specific loanwords, it's also a desirable chronicle of the way yes components of jap tradition have strongly encouraged American civilization.

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Geta for men are of plain wood with black straps, but women use lacquered black or vermillion geta with colourful straps of velvet or silk. : Japan, 1993, pp. 55-56) I was eleven when he brought me back a pair of geta clogs with leather thongs from the city. . The other children had geta with straw or bamboo-leaf thongs. (Laurence Caillet, The House of Yamazaki, trans. Megan Backus, 1994, p. 77) [< geta < ge low + ta footwear] 1884 (OED) gi [gii] n. the uniform worn for martial arts. Also, gie.

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. Their most striking feature is the fabric of patterns and images in low relief that plays over their surfaces. Amid curving lines like eddying water are scenes from rural life—men fishing, women farming—and remarkable depictions of wild animals, ranging from storks rendered with calligraphic economy to turtles seen as if in dotaku 29 X-ray from above, to little beetles flitting across the surface of a pond.

It's usually about a foot and a half long and two to three inches in diameter with a white or pale brown peel. . Daikon doesn't have much taste, but it does have a delightful and refreshing crunch. It is often used in soups, thinly sliced or cut into very fine julienne on a benriner cutter. (James Peterson, Splendid Soups, 1993, p. 20) Diners have to strain to spot Oriental influences at the Harvest [in Long Island]. There is a ginger-spiked sauce accompanying a whole striped bass here and a garnish of shredded daikon, Japanese radish, there.

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