Definitions for japaneseˌdʒæp əˈniz, -ˈnis
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Jap•a•neseˌdʒæp əˈniz, -ˈnis(n.; adj.)(pl.)-nese
(n.)a native or inhabitant of Japan.
Category: Geography (places)
a member of a people constituting the overwhelming majority of the inhabitants of Japan and the Ryukyu Islands.
the language of this people, affiliated by some with the Altaic languages.
Ref: Abbr.: Japn, Japn.
(adj.)of or pertaining to Japan, the Japanese, or their language.
Origin of Japanese:
a native or inhabitant of Japan
the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese
of or relating to or characteristic of Japan or its people or their culture or language
"the Japanese Emperor"; "Japanese cars"
A person living in or coming from Japan, or of Japanese ancestry.
A Japanese will typically have black hair, brown eyes, and pale skin.
Let's go out to eat. I'm in the mood for Japanese.
Of, relating to, or derived from Japan, its language, or culture.
The main language spoken in Japan.
Iu2019ve been studying Japanese for three years, and I still canu2019t order pizza in Tokyo!
of or pertaining to Japan, or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Japan; collectively, the people of Japan
the language of the people of Japan
Japanese is an East Asian language spoken by about 125 million speakers, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language. It is a member of the Japonic language family, whose relation to other language groups, particularly to Korean and the suggested Altaic language family, is debated. Little is known of the language's prehistory, or when it first appeared in Japan. Chinese documents from the 3rd century recorded a few Japanese words, but substantial texts did not appear until the 8th century. During the Heian period, Chinese had a considerable influence on the vocabulary and phonology of Old Japanese. Late Middle Japanese saw changes in features that brought it closer to the modern language, as well the first appearance of European loanwords. The standard dialect moved from the Kansai region to the Edo region in the Early Modern Japanese period. Following the end in 1853 of Japan's self-imposed isolation, the flow of loanwords from European languages increased significantly. English loanwords in particular have become frequent, and Japanese words from English roots have proliferated.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'japanese' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1971
Rank popularity for the word 'japanese' in Nouns Frequency: #2929
Rank popularity for the word 'japanese' in Adjectives Frequency: #267
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