What Are Loan Words?

Sep 14, 2019

What Are Loan Words?

Did you know that Japanese has an extensive amount of “loan words” most of them are English?

I often tell the Japanese, that they already have a rich English vocabulary, if they only pay attention to the “loan words” and pronounce them properly, they could easily increase their vocabulary extensively.

We of the English speaking world are now also being exposed to Japanese “loan words” more and more.

For example, sushi is only know as sushi, there is no English translation for this delicious food.

Come to think of it you probably know several already like: sashimi, tempura, tsunami etc.

You will be seeing more and more Japanese loan words coming to the world’s lexicon as Japanese culture becomes of further interest to the outside world.