和製英語

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of 和製 (wasei, Japanese-made) +‎ 英語 (eigo, English (language)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • On'yomi
  • IPA(key): /wa.se.e e.e.ɡo/, [ɰᵝäse̞ː e̞ːɡo̞]

Noun[edit]

和製英語 (hiragana わせいえいご, romaji wasei eigo)

  1. Japanese pseudo-anglicisms: English constructions not in use in anglophone countries nor by English native speakers, but only by speakers of Japanese.

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