how to pronounce nisei


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the above transcription of nisei is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

nisei is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of nisei


  1. An American or Canadian whose parents were Japanese immigrants.
  2. A person born outside of Japan of parents who were born in Japan.

nisei frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word nisei occurs in english on average 0.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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