Definition of Japlish in English:


Line breaks: Jap|lish
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒaplɪʃ


[mass noun] informal
  • A blend of Japanese and English, either Japanese speech that makes liberal use of English expressions or unidiomatic English spoken by a Japanese person: in Japan it’s fashionable to give shops names in Japlish [as modifier]: Japlish words
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    • The article also notes the fascinating rise of hybrid languages such as Spanglish (Spanish / English) Englog (Tagalog / English), and Japlish (Japanese / English).
    • This seems to be particularly the case in Japlish, where the ludicrously overblown and frankly grammatically terrible English slogans can make sense if translated back into Japanese.
    • One of the great homes of Japlish are slogan T-shirts.

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