Karate, karaoke, sake.. Most Americans know these Japanese words, though they pronounce them a little differently than the Japanese.


How about Sudoku? Did you know it’s Japanese? Of course, you did, but in today’s episode, Cheechan has a lightbulb moment when Yakko says, “Sudoku” in Japanese. We explore this and the challenges of other borrowed words.

では「数独」はどうでしょう?これは日本語だって知ってました?もちろん日本のみなさんは知っていますよね。ところが今日のエピソードでは、Yakko が「数独」と言った瞬間に私はアハ体験をします!これをきっかけに日本語からすると「逆外来語」とも言える借用語の話題へと続きます。

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