小日本兒

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Chinese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Literally, "small Japanese", an offensive word for someone from Japan, popular in wartime and often found in anti-Japanese films. In WWII, the Chinese thought the Japanese were shorter in stature than the Chinese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

小日本兒

  1. (slang, pejorative) Diminutive of 小日本 (Xiǎorìběn).

Usage notes[edit]

Less offensive than 日本鬼子 (Rìběn guǐzi).