シャボン

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese sabão[1], or Spanish jabón.[2] The initial sh- in the Japanese term suggests that Spanish might be the more likely source.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

シャボン (romaji shabon)

  1. soap
  2. a soap bubble

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  3. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3