Tag: loanwords

26 Is the Japanese word "pan" (パン) related in its origins to the Spanish word "pan"? 2017-07-10T16:39:54.703

25 Are there any old loanwords from Korean, especially any not written in katakana? 2011-06-01T15:22:20.417

24 What's the original Japanese word for door, other than the loanword ドア? 2018-09-13T14:22:33.400

23 Who decides what katakana will be used to form English loan words? 2012-04-25T19:06:17.613

23 How did コンセント come to be used for an "electrical outlet"? 2013-01-20T09:49:47.727

22 Since Japanese already had several words for rice why was "ライス" (raisu) borrowed from English? 2011-06-09T23:43:36.420

22 Why is the Japanese currency pronounced "yen" in English? 2012-06-19T18:21:53.497

20 How to pronounce the English alphabet? (A, B, C, ...) 2016-07-15T05:19:44.883

19 Where does the word ダイヤ come from that means "train schedule"? 2011-06-15T14:35:49.777

19 When and how did USA and UK come to be written as [米]{べい}[国]{こく} and [英]{えい}[国]{こく}? 2011-06-23T08:08:51.387

19 What is the more common pronunciation for the r­ōmaji letter Z in Japanese? 2012-07-02T02:45:47.597

18 Are there any common Japanese words which were borrowed from Ainu or other indigenous languages? 2011-06-27T00:57:26.843

17 Why doesn't Japanese have a special Katakana form for "hu"? 2014-06-02T15:42:58.110

17 How would I know whether a word existed and was commonly used N years ago? 2018-08-20T04:24:50.497

15 外来語 (gairaigo) replaced by Japanese word? 2011-05-31T23:44:29.440

15 Why did オレンジ replace 橙【だいだい】? 2011-08-05T05:14:16.670

15 Are foreign adjectives always な adjectives? 2011-08-07T03:54:26.083

15 Do Japanese actually pronounce the "v" sound? 2015-05-24T12:08:02.820

14 What is the meaning and root of 意味くじピーマン? 2011-06-01T10:24:04.983

14 ユーザ or ユーザー, which is more in use or is there no difference? 2011-07-11T08:39:41.867

14 Are wasei-eigo and wasei-kango looked down upon? 2011-08-17T08:40:11.897

14 does 「なう」have effeminate connotations? 2011-11-09T01:06:07.147

14 Would I have 牛乳 or ミルク with my cereal? 2011-11-27T01:45:06.550

14 Is パートナー likely to be interpreted as a same-sex partner? 2012-01-21T09:48:29.247

14 Why is debug デバッグ but bug is バグ? 2013-11-19T03:02:48.647

14 Did the Japanese have a concept of "Asia" apart from the Eurocentric definition? 2019-12-05T12:52:56.560

13 Chinese words in Japanese 2011-05-31T23:37:09.200

13 Why is "Xy" pronounced as "Ki Shi" in Xylitol「キシリトール」? 2012-08-27T13:49:11.893

13 What is the breakdown of countries where loan words originate? 2012-09-26T22:03:17.060

13 Is かわいい wago or kango? 2012-12-11T05:35:20.023

13 Why is this katakana not reversed? 2016-03-29T16:15:54.520

13 What differences are there between the English word "memo" and the Japanese word "メモ"? 2017-07-22T09:17:12.070

13 Does ガス also mean gasoline in Japanese? 2018-09-24T18:24:12.513

13 Why is デレる ichidan? (Etymology of デレる and デレデレ) 2019-11-27T02:46:42.340

12 Less-approximate and more-approximate forms of loan words 2012-03-08T03:16:30.063

12 ブラウザ or ブラウザー? Words borrowed from English which end with -er 2014-05-08T11:04:50.167

12 Does トイレ refer to the British "toilet" or the American "toilet"? 2016-11-05T09:57:32.180

12 Meaning of イメージ in context of disclaimer 2016-12-28T04:49:01.827

12 What is the small tray called when paying for something in person? 2017-01-25T16:20:21.270

12 Why is 犬 used to refer to "dog" in Japanese? 2017-08-23T23:17:08.240

12 Transitive English words becoming intransitive 外来語 2018-11-07T17:56:13.737

11 How do you classify a word like "電子レンジ"? 2011-08-18T04:38:45.207

11 Katakana words with Kanji. How did that happen? 2012-07-16T21:37:59.673

11 question about kanji sports names 蹴球, 籠球, 庭球, and 野球 2012-09-25T16:58:52.663

11 What special kana are used to write foreign words? 2014-03-29T02:38:44.147

11 Words that have been borrowed twice, with different pronunciations? 2014-06-19T03:54:00.327

11 Is チェリーボーイ wasei-eigo? 2015-12-01T17:18:33.073

10 Native word for "pen" 2011-06-05T15:29:59.203

10 What changes are made to the pronunciation of gairaigo? 2011-07-23T13:58:12.773

10 Different transcriptions for words with related origin 2011-09-24T20:03:47.193

10 How does ウァ differ from ワ and ヴァ? 2012-12-19T10:42:42.767

10 Is ありす a traditional girl's name? 2013-12-27T03:52:09.623

10 What nuance does ガールフレンド have? 2014-05-05T09:03:04.217

10 What causes loan words to displace native words for existing concepts? 2014-05-31T21:14:49.590

10 Has the meaning of "revenge" been lost in translation to リベンジ? 2016-04-07T12:34:59.927

10 What is nuance of using 外来語 for simple nouns? 2016-05-22T07:30:05.640

10 Does "クラッシュ" correspond to both the English words "crash" and "crush"? 2017-07-23T10:43:26.037

10 Is 人孔 from English? 2019-12-05T09:17:48.700

9 Term for multiple foreign words sharing the same loanword in Japanese? 2011-08-09T03:37:43.427

9 Is there any gairaigo based on Australian English? 2011-09-03T14:39:43.887

9 How often does gairaigo (外来語) get bikago (美化語)? 2012-02-02T10:11:32.387

9 Why are the katakana important to learn? 2012-07-13T03:23:08.573

9 How do you geminate ら-line sounds? 2013-09-20T23:38:31.273

9 What do young Japanese mean by セクハラ? 2014-04-09T06:32:47.997

9 What does セレブ mean these days? 2014-05-15T06:53:57.663

9 What term would be used for words that are borrowed from Japanese and used in other languages? 2019-10-02T13:03:51.307

8 How to read words like テスト with ordinal numbers? 2011-10-14T09:00:54.350

8 What went wrong when I asked for a 衡器{こうき}? 2011-10-24T07:07:19.900

8 Is there a generally accepted "rule" for truncating loan words? 2012-09-07T20:52:11.177

8 Why is Jordan (the country) spelt ヨルダン? 2012-12-27T12:32:24.310

8 Why aren't マンション mansions? Or are they? 2013-04-07T07:38:48.990

8 What is the origin of ポイ as in "タバコのポイ"? 2014-04-05T12:40:56.847

8 Why do the Japanese use loanwords for words that have functional equivalents? 2015-03-24T14:08:21.007

8 Words for computer: パソコン or コンピューター 2016-10-09T14:43:01.983

8 Can anyone confirm チックン is Kyushu-ben for チングイ and give its scientific name? 2017-07-17T13:11:41.607

8 Why did the 黄色い線 become the 黄色いブロック? 2018-07-27T02:11:29.567

8 Looking to understand a fantasy name 2019-08-09T20:55:10.563

8 Why is beatboxing called 「ヒューマンビートボックス」? 2019-10-06T18:08:23.530

7 Is タオル used for the towels used at onsen? 2012-05-10T12:16:20.433

7 Why is katakana /va/ normally written ヴァ rather than ヷ? 2013-10-18T04:16:41.230

7 Meaning of 変なテンション 2015-09-28T08:57:22.083

7 Do native Japanese speakers confuse "オーストリア" and "オーストラリア" 2016-04-30T06:47:39.823

7 How did Japanese obtain a unit of measure called a カップ that's 200 mL? 2017-02-19T11:06:46.507

7 Attempts to distinguish English "L" and "R" sounds using (extended) katakana 2018-02-16T16:20:36.557

6 Does 被【かぶ】る have any relation to "cover"? 2011-10-24T19:26:30.300

6 What is the origin of エンターティナー 2011-12-27T01:47:25.680

6 What is the etymology of the word Katsu? 2014-07-01T13:39:10.097

6 Is "フリーマーケット" sometimes assumed to be derived from "Free"? 2014-08-16T08:08:56.293

6 Are Japanese terms for the United States and the Soviet Union likely to be confused by native speakers of Japanese? 2015-09-12T01:28:45.517

6 Can the English suffix "-zilla" be translated back into Japanese? 2015-09-19T06:39:58.957

6 Are Japanese speakers likely to confuse "message" and "massage" in English? 2015-12-18T13:12:29.333

6 Difference between マップ and 地図 2016-01-21T02:37:46.673

6 Why is "boyfriend" transliterated as 「ボーイフレンド 」 instead of 「ボイフレンド」? 2016-08-01T22:19:31.647

6 Is マネージャー suitable when describing a manager working in a large business? 2017-11-23T08:45:53.627

6 Why Was Jaguar Borrowed as ジャガー? 2017-12-25T03:34:52.947

6 Are there differences in meaning for 「ワイルド」 and 'wild'? 2018-04-20T14:09:40.377

6 Is there a list of official valid loanwords or they are adapted on the fly from their original languages? 2018-09-18T10:35:44.150

6 Why are there very few non-する gairaigo verbs in Japanese? 2019-02-05T09:23:16.500

6 How to pronounce 1ターン? 2019-04-13T13:37:04.587