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ryokan

Syllabification: ryo·kan
Pronunciation: /rēˈōˌkän, -ˌkan
 
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Definition of ryokan in English:

noun

A traditional Japanese inn.
Example sentences
  • I tried to book our ryokan today, and the woman couldn't understand a word I said, and was a tad rude, and I had to hand the phone over to Tamura.
  • Upstairs is reminiscent of a Japanese ryokan, or guesthouse, and the former banquet room still contains the stage where Japanese officers were once entertained.
  • Mr. Kawabata wrote the novel while staying in a small ryokan in Yuzawa Town, Niigata Prefecture (which now proudly refers to itself as ‘snow country’), in 1947.

Origin

Japanese.

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