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Words of Japanese Origin (Part Three)

This is the third and last part of my series of quizzes based on Words of Japanese Origin. 

You can also check out Part one and Part Two if you haven’t tried them out yet.

Many Japanese words have made their way into the English language. Whether related to food, poetry, arts or other fields, there are quite a few that are now firmly part of the English language.

Let’s see if you recognize these words based on their description. Don’t forget to share your score.

Good luck!

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    Manga

    • silent meditation
    • a kind of Japanese theatre
    • Japanese comics
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    Shamisen

    • stringed musical instrument
    • rich businessman
    • teacher, master
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    Hara-kiri

    • cooking meat or fish in a soy sauce marinade
    • ritual suicide
    • artistic paper folding
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    Teriyaki

    • fermented beans
    • thin slices of raw fish served with a dipping sauce and wasabi
    • cooking meat or fish in a soy sauce marinade
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    Tsunami

    • a huge wave caused by earthquakes
    • rich businessman
    • traditional bed in Japan
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    Zen

    • a number puzzle
    • silent meditation
    • a kind of massage
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    Ikebana

    • art of flower arrangement
    • ritual suicide
    • noodle soup
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    Futon

    • fermented beans
    • traditional bed in Japan
    • a liquid from soybeans
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    Tofu

    • Caramel toffees
    • Cheeselike food made of curdled soybean milk
    • Japanese comics
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    Tycoon

    • Hurricane
    • Tidal wave
    • rich businessman

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