酒場

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さか
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Grade: 2
kun'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Compound of ‎(saka, alcohol, the older combining form of the standalone reading sake) +‎ ‎(ba, place, from older /nipa/ “place”, from which also modern niwa).[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

酒場 ‎(hiragana さかば, romaji sakaba)

  1. a bar, a saloon, a pub

SynonymsEdit

  • バー ‎(): a bar (generally more modern and western in style)
  • 居酒屋 (いざかや) ‎(izakaya): a Japanese pub (often, but not necessarily, more traditionally Japanese in style)
  •  () () ‎(nomiya): a smaller drinking establishment (generally smaller and less expensive)
  • スナック ‎(sunakku): a snack bar (usually smaller, with light food available, and often with an emphasis on chatting with the female staff)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
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