Japlish

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Mar 9 21:50:59 UTC 2001


I found that a lot of the borrowed words I learned in my first Japanese
classes weren't actually used in everyday Japanese...

Benjamin Barrett

-----Original Message-----
On Behalf Of Boatti, Stephen

When my kids were studying Japanese, I was amazed that the Japanese words
for so many common everyday items were actually English loan words. I could
not understand why they used English words for things that clearly had been
around for centuries and must have had native Japanese terms. And these
werenÂ’t just words that trendy teenagers used, but the primary translations
for English words taught in a Japanese language class.



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