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Old 11-15-2014, 02:22 AM   #1
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why do many Japanese words sound english that are used in many anime? do they purposely do it or is it because many words are said same way in english

for example. thank you. power.

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Old 11-15-2014, 02:44 AM   #2
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Do you mean them using English words in their dialogues?

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Old 11-15-2014, 02:46 AM   #3
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Do you mean them using English words in their dialogues?
well sometimes that. but sometimes words they normally use just sound english. not many but its enough to notice it.

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Old 11-15-2014, 03:20 AM   #4
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Thank You they read it as San-Kyu which is probably a slang. Pretty common in animes...

For Power, they read it as Pa-wa because not all words in English can be translated into their own Japanese form of reading/wording. Like "Energy", they will read it as "Ener-Gi"... Something like that. Some words they say, they just literally read it in English but with their Japanese accent and the vowels closest to that particular English word.

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Old 11-15-2014, 04:00 AM   #5
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Japanese have incorporated some English words into their language.

Like how English has French words and German words etc.

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Old 11-15-2014, 01:31 PM   #6
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It's both really. Sometimes they'll just use English, which is no different from English speakers really. A lot of times people will say "hola" or "gracias" or other spanish words.

Aside from that, there are also words that Japan has simply adopted from English and thus sound virtually the same. So the answer to your question is both.

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Old 11-15-2014, 02:26 PM   #7
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I was wondering about that too...

for example "speed" pronounced something like "speedo"...

japanese didnt have a proper word for speed before they started to use the english version, or they just dropped it? and if so, why, speed sounded cooler than whatever they had?

I can understand it for modern words, like internet, or computer, but they use english for some basic words as well.

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