居酒屋

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居酒屋

  1. izakaya (Japanese bar that serves alcoholic beverages and food)

Japanese[edit]

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居酒屋 (izakaya): the red lantern typically hung by the door of an izakaya.
Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
さか > ざか
Grade: 3

Grade: 3
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (i, being in a place, sitting in a place, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 居る iru “to be (for animate subjects)”) +‎ (saka, sake, liquor, alcoholic beverage) +‎ (ya, house, store, building). The saka changes to zaka due to rendaku (連濁).

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居酒屋 (hiragana いざかや, romaji izakaya, historical hiragana ゐざかや)

  1. A Japanese bar or pub that serves alcoholic beverages and also sells snacks; a type of Japanese drinking establishment which also serves food to accompany the drinks. They are popular, casual places for after-work drinking.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9