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Why is Argentina “Aruzenchin” in Japanese? | Ichimon Japan 57

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On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: Why is Argentina “Aruzenchin” in Japanese? (This is a follow up to episode 56 of Ichimon Japan: What katakana words do you hate?)

Topics Discussed

  • The possible reason for my Argentina in Japanese is aruzenchin rather than something closer to the original name in Spanish
  • About sounds that formerly did not exist in the Japanese language
  • And much more!

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Japanese Vocabulary List

Most episodes feature at least one or two interesting Japanese words or phrases. Here’s some of the ones that came up on this episode. All information is from Jim Breen’s WWWJDIC.

  • Aruzenchin
    • アルゼンチン : 亜爾然丁 【アルゼンチン】 (n) (uk) Argentina

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