Japanese Versions of Japanese Words

The original versions of Japanese words that have made their way into usage in the English language. Some might be a little different than you expect!

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酒, さけ, ささ, き, くし

alcohol, sake

Added: Dec 12th 2012 08:45 AM

腹切, 腹切り, はらきり

ritual suicide, (self-)disembowelment, harakiri

Added: Dec 12th 2012 08:45 AM

オタク, ヲタク

geek, nerd, enthusiast, otaku

Added: Dec 12th 2012 08:45 AM

手裏剣, しゅりけん

shuriken, small throwing blade, small edged weapon often used for throwing, throwing star

Added: Dec 12th 2012 08:45 AM

忍者, にんじゃ

ninja (persons in feudal Japan who used ninjutsu for the purposes of espionage, assassination, sabotage, etc.)

Added: Dec 12th 2012 08:44 AM

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