There are many languages around the world that have adopted English phrases or expressions into vernacular speech. None is more true than Japanese, who even has its own writing system for foreign words pronounced in Japanese! However, this Japanese/English fusion isn’t as straightforward as one might think. These English terms are not a simple “thank you” or “bye-bye” thrown into a conversation. These are words that have been ingrained into Japanese speech and have taken on their own meaning. Known as Wasei-eigo,…
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