Is it Engrish? Or Japlish? You Decide!

Many loan words from English are used in Japanese. As with other ideas, things, and actions borrowed by the Japanese from other cultures these words become transformed. They are familiar, yet strange. For example the American hot dog appears in Japan in a steamed white flour bun, with mustard, but with a tempura batter.

So. Let's play a game. Below, you'll find a list of English words written as pronounced in the Japanese manner (we're not going to worry about regional accents). See how many you can recognize, then click The Link At The Bottom Of This Node to go to a page that has both the Japanese and English words.

airon

akusento

amachua

baree

basu

benchi

beru

booto

chokoreeto

daiyamondo

dansu

depaato

dezaato

dezain

dokku

enameru

erebeetaa

esukareetaa

fuanneru

gaido

gaaru sukauto

garasu

gareeji

geemu

gyangu

haihiiru

hamu

handobaggu

herikoputaa

hoomushikku

infure

inku

interi

jaanarisuto

jazu

jiguzagu

koppu

karee raisu

maikurohon

mishin

neonsain

paasento

pai

uranyuumi

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