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Japanese

adjective uk   /ˌdʒæp.ənˈiːz/ us  
belonging to or relating to Japan, its people, or its language: the Japanese stock market Japanese art

Japanese

noun uk   /ˌdzæp.ənˈiːz/ us  
[U] the main language spoken in Japan: Do you speak Japanese? [C] a person from Japan: She married a Japanese.the Japanese [plural] the people of Japan: The Japanese make excellent cars.
Translations of “Japanese”
in Korean 일본의…
in Arabic ياباني…
in Portuguese japonês…
in Catalan japonès…
in Japanese 日本の, 日本人の…
in Italian giapponese…
in Chinese (Traditional) 日本的, 與日本有關的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 日本的, 与日本有关的…
(Definition of Japanese from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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