About 10% of words in the Japanese language are “borrowed” from other languages.
Here are two examples of words borrowed from English:

カメラ
Pronounced: Ka-me-ra
Meaning: Camera

アイスクリーム
Pronounced: A-i-su-ku-ri-i-mu
Meaning: Ice Cream

Interesting, huh? That’s super cool, but did you know that we have a chunk of words that we regularly use in the United States that are actually Japanese? You may be thinking of a few already, here are some Japanese words that are common in the States! 

Interesting, huh? That’s super cool, but did you know that we have a chunk of words that we regularly use in the United States that are actually Japanese? You may be thinking of a few already, here are some Japanese words that are common in the States! 

すし
Pronounced: Su-Shi
Meaning: Sushi
まんが
Pronounced: Ma-N-Ga
Meaning: Comics

 

とうふ

Pronounced: To-u-Fu
Meaning: Tofu

 

 

さむらい
Pronounced: Sa-Mu-Ra-I

Meaning: Samurai Warrior

からて
Pronounced: Ka-Ra-Te
Meaning: Karate

 

からおけ
Pronounced: Ka-Ra-O-Ke
Meaning: Karaoke

 

 

I don’t expect this to be my last post about Japan or the Japanese language.
So, until next time,  さよなら!

(Sa-yo-na-ra / Farwell!)

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