pachinko

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English[edit]

Modern pachinko machines
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese パチンコ (pachinko), from ぱちん (pachin, onomatopoeic sound) + (ko, diminutive).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: pə-chĭng'kō, IPA(key): /pəˈtʃɪŋkəʊ/

Noun[edit]

pachinko (plural pachinkos)

  1. A mechanical ball-dropping game similar to pinball, popular in Japan.
    • 2012, John Branch, “Snow Fall : The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek”, in New York Time[1]:
      Snow filled her mouth. She caromed off things she never saw, tumbling through a cluttered canyon like a steel marble falling through pins in a pachinko machine.

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Verb[edit]

pachinko (third-person singular simple present pachinkos, present participle pachinkoing, simple past and past participle pachinkoed)

  1. To tumble down through a series of obstacles.
    • 2016, Alex Livingston, Glitch Rain
      She drizzled them in slowly and listened to the susurration of the bolts pachinkoing their way through the refrigerators and fax machines, on their way to some illegal dump.

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Dutch[edit]

A pachinko room in Akihabara, Japan.
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Etymology[edit]

From English pachinko, from Japanese パチンコ (pachinko).

Noun[edit]

pachinko m (plural pachinko's, diminutive pachinkootje n)

  1. pachinko

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Japanese パチンコ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɑtʃiŋko/, [ˈpɑ̝t̪ʃiŋko̞], IPA(key): /ˈpɑtsiŋko/, [ˈpɑ̝t̪s̠iŋko̞]
  • Hyphenation: pa‧chin‧ko

Noun[edit]

pachinko

  1. pachinko

Declension[edit]

Inflection of pachinko (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative pachinko pachinkot
genitive pachinkon pachinkojen
partitive pachinkoa pachinkoja
illative pachinkoon pachinkoihin
singular plural
nominative pachinko pachinkot
accusative nom. pachinko pachinkot
gen. pachinkon
genitive pachinkon pachinkojen
partitive pachinkoa pachinkoja
inessive pachinkossa pachinkoissa
elative pachinkosta pachinkoista
illative pachinkoon pachinkoihin
adessive pachinkolla pachinkoilla
ablative pachinkolta pachinkoilta
allative pachinkolle pachinkoille
essive pachinkona pachinkoina
translative pachinkoksi pachinkoiksi
instructive pachinkoin
abessive pachinkotta pachinkoitta
comitative pachinkoineen

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

pachinko

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぱちんこ
  2. Rōmaji transcription of パチンコ