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Wasei-eigo Made-in-Japan English (Home Version)


Funny Japanese-English Wasei Eigo (Home Version)

Ready for another quiz? More funny Japanese-English (wasei eigo) — this is the home version.

You may have heard a Japanese native accidentally use wasei eigo when speaking English, and cocked your head.

For example:

I live in a mansion.

or

Can you turn on the air-con?

Find out in the video what they mean. These are strange but active 和製英語 (wasei eigo) loanwords in Japanese. Once you get used to them, the puzzling katakana words that sound-like-English-but-not-quite won’t be puzzling anymore!

We hope you find this series helpful. Check out the office version also.

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