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  1. Engrishnoun

    Ungrammatical, unorthographical or nonsensical English found in East Asia, especially Japan.

    Etymology: From the mispronunciation of the word "English" common to Japanese speakers who have difficulty distinguishing "L" and "R" sounds. The Japanese transliteration of English - イングリッシュ is often used for teaching purposes. In that word /ɽ/ sound (romanised as "r") is pronounced instead of the English /l/.


  1. Engrish

    Engrish is a slang term for the misuse of the English language by native speakers of some East Asian languages. The term itself relates to Japanese speakers' tendency to inadvertently substitute the English phonemes "R" and "L" for one another, because the Japanese language has one alveolar consonant in place for both. The related term "wasei-eigo" refers to pseudo-anglicisms that have entered into everyday Japanese. While the term may refer to spoken English, it is more often used to describe written English. Engrish can be found in many places, including signs, menus, and advertisements. Terms such as Japanglish, Japlish or Janglish for Japan, Konglish for Korea, and Chinglish for China are more specific terms for Engrish.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of engrish in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of engrish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed
    • A. transition
    • B. disguise
    • C. value
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