how to pronounce japanese

/ˌdʒæpəˈniːz/

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The above transcription of japanese 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.

japanese is pronounced in three syllables

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dʒæpənz

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An example use of japanese in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… Chinese people all these Japanese people …”

meanings of japanese

noun:

  1. The main language spoken in Japan.
  2. A person living in or coming from Japan, or of Japanese ancestry.
  3. Japanese food.

adjective:

  1. Of, relating to, or derived from Japan, its people, language, or culture.

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