|simpl. and trad.|
- izakaya (Japanese bar that serves alcoholic beverages and food)
|Kanji in this term|
|さか > ざか
Compound of 居 (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)”) + 酒 (saka, “sake, liquor, alcoholic beverage”) + 屋 (ya, “house, store, building”). The saka changes to zaka due to rendaku (連濁).
- (Tokyo) い [ìzákáyá] (Heiban - )
- (Tokyo) い や[ìzákáyà] (Nakadaka - )
- IPA(key): [iza̠ka̠ja̠]
- 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.