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By Toshie M. Evans

Contemporary stories file that eastern is the second one best resource of latest loanwords to English. Such reports point out that English-speaking international locations are paying extra realization to Japan than ever earlier than. This dictionary lists and defines enormous quantities of phrases borrowed from eastern which are now utilized in English-language guides. Entries supply variation spellings, pronunciation, etymological info, definitions, and illustrative quotations. those quotations have been accumulated from books, newspapers, magazines, novels, texts, ads, and databases released or disbursed within the usa among 1964 and 1995.When nations interact in an important volume of industrial or cultural touch, they regularly borrow phrases from each one other's language. those loanwords are assimilated to various levels and express how one kingdom profits publicity to a different country's tradition. fresh stories file that eastern is the second one most efficient resource of latest loanwords to English, displaying that English-speaking nations are paying extra cognizance to Japan than ever earlier than. This dictionary contains entries for thousands of eastern phrases now utilized in English-language publications.Included are phrases from artwork and structure, drugs and the sciences, enterprise and schooling, philosophy and faith, and various different fields. Entries supply definitions, pronunciations, version spellings, etymological histories, and illustrative quotations. those quotations have been accrued from books, newspapers, magazines, novels, texts, ads, and databases, all of which have been released or dispensed within the usa among 1964 and 1995. whereas the quantity is a helpful advisor to the which means and assimilation of specific loanwords, it's also a desirable chronicle of ways convinced parts of eastern tradition have strongly inspired American civilization.

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13CN, p. 2) A revolution is taking place in homes all across America as millions wake up to futon furnishings as the sensible alternative to uncomfortable, old-fashioned convertible sofas. (Phoenix Living, Oct. 1995, p. 13) [< futon mattress] 1876 (OED) G gagaku [gaigdikui] n. a type of ancient ceremonial music of the Japanese imperial court. Of more lasting importance was gagaku, being performed at court by 702. Gagaku (elegant music) became the designation of the standard varieties of court music as they were developed and survived through the centuries to modern times.

A narrator, who sings all parts, and a samisen-\A2iy'mg chorus are the main elements of bunraku. The narrator-singer conveys the emotional content of the play and generates the illusion of life into the large puppets. (Ronald E. Dolan and Robert L. Worden, Japan: A Country Study, 5th ed. 1992, p. 182) butoh 19 —attributive use. In recent years, the classic eight-hour version [of Chushingura ], first performed 250 years ago, has been a staple of Kabuki and bunraku puppet theaters. (The Washington Post, Dec.

He has won two of the last three bimonthly bashos (sumo tournaments). (Sports Illustrated, May 18, 1992, p. 72) Sumo tournaments are called basho. (Lora Sharnoff, Grand Sumo, rev. , 1993, p. 66) The January tournament, or Hatsu Basho, dates back to the eighteenth century. (Clyde Newton, Dynamic Sumo, 1994, p. 25) [< basho sumo tournament] 1976 (B2) beddo [bedou] n. a bed with electronic movement for making various motions, such as rocking and rotating. ] 1969 (B1) bekko [bekou] n. tortoiseshell.

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