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Japanese

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Japanese edition of Wiktionary

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EtymologyEdit

From Japan +‎ -ese.

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AdjectiveEdit

Japanese (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to, or derived from Japan, its language, or culture.
    A Japanese saw is one that cuts on the pull stroke rather than on the push stroke.
    In the United States, Japanese animation has had a tremendous surge in popularity over the last few years.

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NounEdit

Japanese (plural Japanese)

  1. A person living in or coming from Japan, or of Japanese ancestry.
    A Japanese will typically have black hair, brown eyes, and pale skin.
    • 2007 October 16, Madeleine Brand, “Japan Struggles to Meet Its CO2 Emissions Limits”, Day to Day, National Public Radio,
      Motoyuki Shibata isn’t a typical Japanese.
  2. plural form of Japanese
  3. (uncountable) Japanese food.
    Let’s go out to eat. I’m in the mood for Japanese.

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  • (person in or from Japan): The singular “a Japanese” is less common than locutions using the adjective, such as “a Japanese person”, and may be considered offensive by many speakers.

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Japanese

  1. The main language spoken in Japan.
    I’ve been studying Japanese for three years, and I still can’t order pizza in Tokyo!

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