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gaijin

Syllabification: gai·jin
Pronunciation: /ɡīˈjin
 
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Definition of gaijin in English:

noun (plural same)

(In Japan) a foreigner.
Example sentences
  • From a Japanese standpoint, she would take to task the gaijin ladies in Japan who refused to comply with traditions with a condescending attitude, at the same time chastising Japanese obatarian who despaired of the big-nosed foreigners.
  • With Karl on a hunt for running shoes to fit his gaijin (foreigner feet) we stopped in at a mall and all got freaked out again by the commercialism and big white Americans from the nearby army base.
  • This is a difficult concept for the gaijin to grasp when brought up on the premise that the Japanese are a consensus society.

Origin

Japanese, contraction of gaikoku-jin, from gaikoku 'foreign country' + jin 'person'.

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