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Japanese Loanwords Used In English

For example, the word 'koi' (which means 'carp' in Japanese).
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The art of tending miniature trees.
Bonsai
A short poem consisting of 3 lines in a 5,7,5 pattern of syllables.
Haiku
Entertainment where an amateur singer accompanies recorded music.
Karaoke
A toggle for the sash of a kimono, often carved into a little figure or animal, etc.
Netsuke
Artistic paper folding.
Origami
A wealthy business leader (from 'taikun').
Tycoon
Soya beans boiled in their pods.
Edamame
The meat of the toxic pufferfish!
Fugu
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An alcoholic beverage brewed from rice.
Sake
A type of mandarin orange native to Japan (named after an ancient province).
Satsuma
Ideograms used in electronic messages.
Emoji
A WWII Japanese soldier who crashed their plane into the target, killing themselves.
Kamikaze
A human-pulled mode of transport.
Rickshaw
A large wave caused by earthquakes.
Tsunami
A type of tree with unusual fan-shaped leaves.
Ginkgo
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Level 17
Apr 9, 2020
I couldn't think of the pufferfish word despite it being in a whole episode of Columbo!
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Level 63
Apr 10, 2020
It is, isn't it! A classic. I think it would be 'satsuma' that would most stump me.