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Japan is the most intoxicating place for me. In Kyoto, there's an inn called the Tawaraya which is quite extraordinary. The Japanese culture fascinates me: the food, the dress, the manners and the traditions. It's the travel experience that has moved me the most.
Roman Coppola

Meaning of "japan" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF JAPAN

japan  [dʒəˈpæn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF JAPAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Japan is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb japan in English.

WHAT DOES JAPAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

japan

Japan

Japan i/dʒəˈpæn/ is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is often referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun". Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest islands are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, which together comprise about ninety-seven percent of Japan's land area. Japan has the world's tenth-largest population, with over 126 million people. Honshū's Greater Tokyo Area, which includes the de facto capital of Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the largest metropolitan area in the world, with over 30 million residents. Archaeological research indicates that people lived in Japan as early as the Upper Paleolithic period. The first written mention of Japan is in Chinese history texts from the 1st century AD. Influence from other nations followed by long periods of isolation has characterized Japan's history.

Definition of japan in the English dictionary

The first definition of japan in the dictionary is a glossy durable black lacquer originally from the Orient, used on wood, metal, etc. Other definition of japan is work decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner. Japan is also a liquid used as a paint drier.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO JAPAN

PRESENT

Present
I japan
you japan
he/she/it japans
we japan
you japan
they japan
Present continuous
I am japanning
you are japanning
he/she/it is japanning
we are japanning
you are japanning
they are japanning
Present perfect
I have japanned
you have japanned
he/she/it has japanned
we have japanned
you have japanned
they have japanned
Present perfect continuous
I have been japanning
you have been japanning
he/she/it has been japanning
we have been japanning
you have been japanning
they have been japanning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I japanned
you japanned
he/she/it japanned
we japanned
you japanned
they japanned
Past continuous
I was japanning
you were japanning
he/she/it was japanning
we were japanning
you were japanning
they were japanning
Past perfect
I had japanned
you had japanned
he/she/it had japanned
we had japanned
you had japanned
they had japanned
Past perfect continuous
I had been japanning
you had been japanning
he/she/it had been japanning
we had been japanning
you had been japanning
they had been japanning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will japan
you will japan
he/she/it will japan
we will japan
you will japan
they will japan
Future continuous
I will be japanning
you will be japanning
he/she/it will be japanning
we will be japanning
you will be japanning
they will be japanning
Future perfect
I will have japanned
you will have japanned
he/she/it will have japanned
we will have japanned
you will have japanned
they will have japanned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been japanning
you will have been japanning
he/she/it will have been japanning
we will have been japanning
you will have been japanning
they will have been japanning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would japan
you would japan
he/she/it would japan
we would japan
you would japan
they would japan
Conditional continuous
I would be japanning
you would be japanning
he/she/it would be japanning
we would be japanning
you would be japanning
they would be japanning
Conditional perfect
I would have japan
you would have japan
he/she/it would have japan
we would have japan
you would have japan
they would have japan
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been japanning
you would have been japanning
he/she/it would have been japanning
we would have been japanning
you would have been japanning
they would have been japanning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you japan
we let´s japan
you japan
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to japan
Past participle
japanned
Present Participle
japanning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH JAPAN


bedpan
ˈbɛdˌpæn
Belmopan
ˌbɛlməˈpæn
Brakpan
ˈbrækˌpæn
Chopin
ˈʃɒpæn
deadpan
ˈdɛdˌpæn
fry-pan
ˈfraɪˌpæn
lifespan
ˈlaɪfspæn
marzipan
ˈmɑːzɪˌpæn
pan
pæn
panne
pæn
Saipan
saɪˈpæn
sapan
ˈsæpæn
span
spæn
spic-and-span
ˈspɪkənˈspæn
taipan
ˈtaɪˌpæn
tarpan
ˈtɑːpæn
teopan
ˌtiːəʊˈpæn
trapan
trəˈpæn
trepan
trɪˈpæn
wingspan
ˈwɪŋˌspæn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE JAPAN

jann
jannies
jannock
janny
Janola
Jansen
Jansenism
Jansenist
Jansenistic
Jansenistical
jansky
janty

WORDS THAT END LIKE JAPAN

attention span
Balikpapan
black japan
broiler pan
cake pan
Cape Matapan
catapan
flash in the pan
frying pan
grill pan
iron pan
life span
Matapan
Montespan
saucepan
tampan
time span
tympan
Uruapan
zupan

Synonyms and antonyms of japan in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «japan» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF JAPAN

Find out the translation of japan to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of japan from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «japan» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

日本
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Japón
570 millions of speakers

English

japan
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जापान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اليَابَان
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Япония
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Japão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জাপান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Japon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jepun
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Japan
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

日本
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

일본
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Japan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nước Nhật
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஜப்பான்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जपान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Japonya
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Giappone
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Japonia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Японія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Japonia
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ιαπωνία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Japan
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Japan
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Japan
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of japan

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «JAPAN»

The term «japan» is very widely used and occupies the 1.187 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «JAPAN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «japan» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «japan» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about japan

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «JAPAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word japan.
1
Marcia Angell
Japan has very long hospital stays. Ah, it's almost a rest cure. People in japan who are hospitalized might lie around the hospital for a week or two just to take a rest.
2
Roman Coppola
Japan is the most intoxicating place for me. In Kyoto, there's an inn called the Tawaraya which is quite extraordinary. The Japanese culture fascinates me: the food, the dress, the manners and the traditions. It's the travel experience that has moved me the most.
3
John C. Danforth
Japan is a great nation. It should begin to act like one.
4
Townsend Harris
Japan and China are isolated and without intercourse with other countries; hence the President directed me to attend to or watch the state of affairs in China also.
5
Trip Hawkins
I can't tell you how important it was for us to be successful in japan.
6
Daisaku Ikeda
Japan learned from the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that the tragedy wrought by nuclear weapons must never be repeated and that humanity and nuclear weapons cannot coexist.
7
Kelly Jones
Japan is quite weird because they wait for you to say something before they respond. You can literally hear a pin drop, they don't make a sound until you say something to the crowd.
8
Chiang Kai-shek
Japan cannot conquer China with America in her rear, Soviet Russia on her right and England on her left - her most powerful enemies in the South Sea all flanking her. It is this international situation that constitutes one of Japan's great weaknesses.
9
Yoshiro Mori
Japan is the only country in the world which suffered from the scourge of nuclear weapons.
10
Yoshihiko Noda
Japan is already a leader in energy efficiency, and it has a wealth of innovative technologies. We must put this expertise to use creating a model for growth and sustainability that we can share with the world.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «JAPAN»

Discover the use of japan in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to japan and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Japan
Giving the historical, political and cultural background, the guide reveals how to read body language and be aware of potential pitfalls in communication, and at the same time provide the cultural essentials business travellers need to ...
Paul Norbury, 2006
2
Japan: A Short Cultural History
Its penetrating analysis of institutions, sensitive interpretations of cultural developments, and stylistic charm contrasted with the plodding pedestrian surveys and over-written anecdotal accounts that had hitherto served in the Occident ...
Sir George Bailey Sansom, 1978
3
The Making of Modern Japan
The story this book tells, though marked by profound changes, is also one of remarkable consistency, in which continuities outweigh upheavals in the development of society, and successive waves of outside influence have only served to ...
Marius B. JANSEN, Marius B Jansen, 2009
4
Japan
An introduction to the geography, history, economy, culture, and people of Japan.
Tracey Boraas, 2001
5
Japan
Dodge flying fish at the world's greatest sashimi market. Find yourself spirited away to Miyazaki's museum of anime. Master the perfect double-clap and bow for your first shrine visit. Earn your keep in a Buddhist temple.
Chris Rowthorn, 2007
6
The Cambridge History of Japan
Definitive history of Japan from prehistoric times to the end of the eighth century.
John Whitney Hall, 1993
7
Postwar Japan as History
As they examine three related themes of postwar history, the authors describe an ongoing historical process marked by unexpected changes, such as Japan's extraordinary economic growth, and unanticipated continuities, such as the endurance ...
Andrew Gordon, 1993
8
Japan, the Fragile Superpower
The first edition of Frank Gibney's widely acclaimed book was long required reading for anyone interested in modern Japan. Nearly twenty years later, many of Gibney's original observations still hold true.
Frank Gibney, 1996
9
Japan: A Documentary History
An updated edition and significantly expanded edition of David Lu's acclaimed Sources of Japanese History, this primary documents textbook presents in a clear and accessible format, with full annotation and incisive commentary by Mr. Lu, ...
David John Lu, 1997
10
Japan
"Developed by literacy experts for students in grades three through seven, this book introduces young readers to the geography and culture of Japan"--Provided by publisher.
Colleen Sexton, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «JAPAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term japan is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Time to Buy Japan's Blue Chips - Barron's
Japan has no love for love handles. It boasts an obesity rate of just 3.6%, versus 35.3% for the U.S., the reigning heavyweight among OECD ... «Barron's, Jul 15»
2
Formula 1 driver Jules Bianchi dies nine months after crash in Japan
The family of Jules Bianchi confirmed Friday that the 25-year-old Formula 1 driver died from his injuries sustained last October in a horrific ... «For The Win, Jul 15»
3
Poll Shows Big Drop in Support for Japan's Abe - Newsweek
Abe says the legislation, which would also expand the scope for Japan's military to provide logistical support to friendly countries and ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
4
This Japan hotel is almost entirely run by robots | abc7chicago.com
A receptionist robot performs during a demonstration for the media at the new Weird Hotel in southwestern Japan on July 15, 2015. «WLS-TV, Jul 15»
5
Japan's Peaceful Self-Defense - WSJ
Shinzo Abe moved closer Thursday to securing passage of legislation that will allow Japan to participate in collective self-defense. After seven ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
6
Propagating Russian Orthodox faith in Japan | The Japan Times
As astonishing as its vigor is the fact that Russia's eastward expansion, beginning in the 16th century, went all but unnoticed, by Japan no less ... «The Japan Times, Jul 15»
7
Japan pledges 26% emissions cut by 2030 - Yahoo News
Tokyo (AFP) - Japan, the world's sixth biggest greenhouse gas polluter, has pledged to cut emissions 26 percent from 2013 levels by 2030, ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
8
A-bomb victims forsaken in Japan's push toward militarization
She drew a triangle between Japan's poor record of nuclear safety, the U.S. atom bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 and ... «Al Jazeera America, Jul 15»
9
Thai women bow out to Japan | Bangkok Post: news
Thai captain Wilavan Apinyapong in action in the match against Japan on Saturday in Hong Kong. (FIVB Photo). - + ... «Bangkok Post, Jul 15»
10
Japan's Criminals Are More Likely to Be Senior Citizens Than …
According to Japan's National Police Agency, more than 23,000 people older than 65 were cited for crimes in the first six months of this year. «VICE News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Japan [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/japan>. Jul 2020 ».
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