By Toshie M. Evans
Fresh reports record that eastern is the second one most efficient resource of latest loanwords to English. Such reports point out that English-speaking nations are paying extra realization to Japan than ever earlier than. This dictionary lists and defines thousands of phrases borrowed from eastern which are now utilized in English-language courses. Entries supply variation spellings, pronunciation, etymological info, definitions, and illustrative quotations. those quotations have been gathered 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 quantity of industrial or cultural touch, they regularly borrow phrases from every one other's language. those loanwords are assimilated to various levels and express how one nation earnings publicity to a different country's tradition. fresh 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 cognizance to Japan than ever earlier than. This dictionary contains entries for hundreds and hundreds of jap 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 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 helpful consultant to the which means and assimilation of specific loanwords, it's also a desirable chronicle of the way convinced components of jap tradition have strongly inspired American civilization.
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123) Since chanoyu is also a performing art whose success depends on the participation of both host and guest, the tea devotee has to be familiar with the ritualized gestures and carefully choreographed movements used in preparing, serving, receiving, and drinking tea. (Asian Art, Winter 1993, p. , pi. 45 acres, used until 1966. Also, cho. Although a few surveys of the largest landlords in the country, those owning 50 cho or more of land, do exist, no attempt was ever made to survey landlords as a whole.
See kobang. comfort woman a woman who was forced to have sex with Japanese soldiers by the Japanese government during World War II. Lee [Yong Yeo] was forced to become a "comfort woman," the euphemism used to describe the estimated 200,000 Asian women, mainly Koreans, who were enslaved as prostitutes by Japan during the war. (The Washington Post, Aug. 12, 1992, p. A23) Astounding though it seems, it wasn't until this year that Korean "comfort women" overcame their shame sufficiently to tell of their unwilling role in World War II as sexual conscripts for the Japanese Army.
215) 2. a person who has achieved this level of proficiency. While students [of martial arts schools] in Japan, Korea or Taiwan are usually classified as white or black belts (novice or expert), in the United States each belt comes with a testing fee, and, not surprisingly, there are a range of hues, from white to yellow to purple to black. (The New York Times, Feb. 16, 1992, Sec. 3, p. F10) 3. the black sash awarded to a person who has achieved this level of proficiency. The white obi [belt] is worn by all kyu ranks until reaching yudansha (black belt) level.
A Dictionary of Japanese Loanwords by Toshie M. Evans