Definition of Japanese in English:


Line breaks: Jap¦an|ese
Pronunciation: /dʒapəˈniːz


Relating to Japan or its language, culture, or people.
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  • It is reputed in Japanese culture that noisy eating is a compliment to the cook.
  • The intoxicating obscurity of ancient Japanese culture is shown to be irrational and confusing.
  • Shinto has been an established part of Japanese culture for at least 2000 years.

noun (plural same)

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1A native or inhabitant of Japan, or a person of Japanese descent.
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  • Unlike the Belgians, Americans and Japanese, the British have no heritage of adult comic books.
  • We mean no disrespect to those asking the Germans or Japanese for compensation.
  • We were all celebrating the victory over the Japanese in the last war.
2 [mass noun] The language of Japan, spoken by almost all of its population.
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  • So now we have a Japanese company, run by a New York-based Briton who speaks no Japanese.
  • The firm already has machine translation from English to Japanese, and Japanese to English.
  • Japanese shows some similarities to Korean and the Altaic languages.

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