Japanese vs Japlish - What's the difference?
As proper nouns the difference between japanese and japlish
is that japanese
is the main language spoken in japan while japlish
is (informal) a confused blend of japanese and english; engrish.
As an adjective japanese
is of, relating to, or derived from japan, its language, or culture.
As a noun japanese
is a person living in or coming from japan, or of japanese ancestry.
Of, relating to, or derived from Japan, its language, or culture.
- A Japanese saw is one that cuts on the pull stroke rather than on the push stroke.
- In the United States, Japanese animation has had a tremendous surge in popularity over the last few years.
A person living in or coming from Japan, or of Japanese ancestry.
* 2007 October 16, Madeleine Brand, “Japan Struggles to Meet Its CO2 Emissions Limits”, Day to Day , National Public Radio,
- A Japanese will typically have black hair, brown eyes, and pale skin.
- Motoyuki Shibata isn’t a typical Japanese .
- Let’s go out to eat. I’m in the mood for Japanese .
As with all nouns formed from -ese , the countable singular form ("I am a Japanese") is uncommon and often taken as incorrect, although it is rather frequent in East Asia as a translation for the demonyms written in Chinese characters (Japanese kanji).
(en proper noun
The main language spoken in Japan.
- I’ve been studying Japanese for three years, and I still can’t order pizza in Tokyo!
* Japanese amberjack
* Japanese Bobtail
* Japanese bunching onion
* Japanese cuisine
* Japanese encephalitis
* Japanese food
* Japanese giant salamander
* Japanese knotweed
* Japanese lantern
* Japanese sea lion
* Japanese slipper
* Japanese spitz
* Japanese yew
* Middle Japanese
* Nihongo (in Japanese
* Language list
(en proper noun
(informal) A confused blend of Japanese and English; Engrish.