|reside||wine; liquor; spirits||house; room|
|simp. and trad.
- izakaya (Japanese bar that serves alcoholic beverages and food)
|Kanji in this term|
|さか > ざか
Compound of 居 (i, “being in a place, sitting in a place”, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, “continuative or stem form”) of verb 居る iru “to be (for animate subjects)”) + 酒 (saka, “sake, liquor, alcoholic beverage”) + 屋 (ya, “house, store, building”). The saka changes to zaka as an instance of rendaku (連濁).
- An izakaya: a Japanese bar or pub that serves alcoholic beverages and also sells snacks; a type of Japanese drinking establishment which also serves food to accompany the drinks. They are popular, casual places for after-work drinking.