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English definition of “Japanese”

Japanese

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

Japanese

noun uk   /ˌdzæp.əˈniːz/ 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.
(Definition of Japanese from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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