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I really love the karate thing I did on CHIPs. I studied with a trainer because I knew we'd do episodes that had karate.
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Meaning of "karate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KARATE

Japanese, literally: empty hand, from kara empty + te hand.
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PRONUNCIATION OF KARATE

karate  [kəˈrɑːtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KARATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Karate is a noun.
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.

WHAT DOES KARATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Karate

Karate (空手?) (/kəˈrɑːtiː/; Japanese pronunciation: ( listen)) is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (called te (手?), literally "hand"; tii in Okinawan) under the influence of Chinese martial arts, particularly to that of the Fujian White Crane. Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands, and palm-heel strikes. In some styles, grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints, and vital point strikes are also taught. A karate practitioner is called a karateka (空手家?). Karate developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It was brought to the Japanese mainland in the early 20th century during a time of cultural exchanges between the Japanese and the Ryukyuans. It was systematically taught in Japan after the Taisho era. In 1922 the Japanese Ministry of Education invited Gichin Funakoshi to Tokyo to give a karate demonstration.

Definition of karate in the English dictionary

The definition of karate in the dictionary is a traditional Japanese system of unarmed combat, employing smashes, chops, kicks, etc, made with the hands, feet, elbows, or legs.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KARATE


aarti
ˈɑːtɪ
afterparty
ˈɑːftəˌpɑːtɪ
Almaty
ælˈmɑːtɪ
arty
ˈɑːtɪ
belligerati
bɪˌlɪdʒəˈrɑːtɪ
bloggerati
ˌblɒɡəˈrɑːtɪ
castrati
kæsˈtrɑːtɪ
culturati
ˌkʌltʃəˈrɑːtɪ
digerati
ˌdɪdʒəˈrɑːtɪ
flokati
fləˈkɑːtɪ
Frascati
fræˈskɑːtɪ
Gujarati
ˌɡʊdʒjəˈrɑːtɪ
Gujerati
ˌɡʊdʒjəˈrɑːtɪ
hearty
ˈhɑːtɪ
Mahratti
məˈrɑːtɪ
Marathi
məˈrɑːtɪ
Masbate
mæsˈbɑːtɪ
party
ˈpɑːtɪ
smarty
ˈsmɑːtɪ
Twitterati
ˌtwɪtəˈrɑːtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KARATE

karaism
Karaite
Karajan
karaka
karakia
Karakoram
Karakoram Pass
Karakorum
karakul
Karamanlis
karamu
Karan
karanga
karaoke
karaoke bar
karaoke machine
karaoke night
karat
karate chop
karateka

WORDS THAT END LIKE KARATE

accurate
at any rate
calcarate
carate
celebrate
corporate
demonstrate
disparate
equiparate
exarate
exhilarate
fumarate
generate
inaccurate
inseparate
moderate
rate
saccharate
separate
stearate

Synonyms and antonyms of karate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «karate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KARATE

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

Translator English - Chinese

空手道
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

kárate
570 millions of speakers

English

karate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कराटे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كَارَاتِيه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

карате
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caratê
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কারাতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

karaté
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Karate
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Karate
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

空手
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가라테
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Karate
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

võ karate
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கராத்தே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कराटे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

karate
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

karate
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

karate
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

карате
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

karate
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

καράτε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

karate
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

karate
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

karate
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of karate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KARATE»

The term «karate» is very widely used and occupies the 11.196 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KARATE» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «KARATE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word karate.
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Daniella Alonso
I actually take karate and tae-kwon-do. And so I love sparring and grappling and all that physical stuff. I studied a hybrid form of grappling, sparring, and self defense; it's more of a 'get yourself in shape,' and if you want to take it to the next level, so you're really learning valuable skills with self defense, and I really enjoy it.
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Daniella Alonso
I've been taking martial arts for a long time. I started with tae kwon do, and then I started taking karate and mixed martial arts.
3
Pamela Anderson
I'm a soccer mom. I'm T-ball, soccer, karate, homework, keeping them on their schedules. I love being the snack mom, when I get to bring the cut oranges. I have one of those coolers with wheels. I'm at every game, every practice, sitting on my blanket. I love it.
4
Ashley Bell
I've been very physical my whole life. I've done a lot of ballet, fencing and karate, and everything.
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Lynn Collins
I started doing karate at four, my parents were karatekas. I stopped when I was 17 and went to Julliard and had a lot of stage combat there.
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Jean-Claude Van Damme
You need at least six or seven years to understand the philosophy and concentration of karate to know to clean your spirit of everything and dedicate your mind and body to the sport.
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Erik Estrada
I really love the karate thing I did on CHIPs. I studied with a trainer because I knew we'd do episodes that had karate.
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Thomas Foran
To be trained in karate is something because karate is a vicious thing. If you are any good at it, you can kill somebody with it. It is a vicious way to fight.
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Judah Friedlander
No, don't learn at karate schools. They overcharge you for karate uniforms. They make you pay, like, fifty or seventy-five bucks just for a karate uniform, and you don't wear a uniform in everyday life, so why train in one? Most fights take place outdoors, not inside with perfect lighting and mats.
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Thomas Ian Griffith
I think audiences like to see their favorite actor handle himself physically on screen, however he does it. He can wrestle, or box, or he can know karate.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KARATE»

Discover the use of karate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to karate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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How to Beat Up Anybody: An Instructional and Inspirational ...
This book contains more than 500 photos! And lots of words! All guaranteeing that you'll learn how to beat up anybody! The World Champion is the greatest athlete in the world, has sex with lots of women, and is a role model to children.
Judah Friedlander, 2010
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Karate the Art of "Empty-Hand" Fighting
Written by Hidetaka Nishiyama, Chief of the Instruction Committee of the Japan Karate Association and by American association member Richard C. Brown
Hidetaka Nishiyama, 1990
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Karate for Kids:
Discusses the history of karate, and discusses how to wear the uniform, what to expect in a karate class, warm-up exercises, and basic moves.
Robin L. Rielly, 2004
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The Essence of Okinawan Karate-Do
Shoshin Nagamine was the last of the legendary pre-war karate masters and a well-known disciple of peaceful non-violence.
Shoshin Nagamine, 2011
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Bible of Karate, The; Bubishi
This is the first English translation of this remarkable tome, and the author has included numerous explanations and notes to ease comprehension.
Patrick McCarthy, 1995
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Mas Oyama's Classic Karate
It’s a classic, with over 750,000 copies sold! The world’s greatest karate master, and the founder of modern day karate, Mas Oyama, reveals his philosophy and technique for practicing one of the world’s greatest martial arts.
Mas Oyama, 2004
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Black Belt Karate: The Intensive Course
A Japanese-American pilot in the days before Pearl Harbor is the hero of this novel which illuminates the tensions between the U.S. and Japan as war between them became inevitable.
Hirokazu Kanazawa, 2006
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Karate Fighting Techniques: The Complete Kumite
This title teaches all the various kumite techniques, and presents a systematic approach to applied kumite that is designed to provide essential information for match-style kumite and tournament kumite.
金澤弘和, 2004
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Karate-Do Nyumon: The Master Introductory Text
The book also provides the complete history of karate. Karate-do Nyumon literally means a passage through the gates of the Karate way - in other words, an introduction to the world of Karate.
Gichin Funakoshi, 1994
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Best Karate: Heian, tekki
Stresses the spiritual aspects of karate and demonstrates three advanced kata, or set sequences of blocks, punches, and kicks
Masatoshi Nakayama, 1979

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KARATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term karate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Can an all-star karate class help bridge the Arab-Israeli divide? - PBS
There's an effort underway in Israel to bridge the divide between Jews and Arabs with a more disciplined form of fighting: the martial arts. «PBS NewsHour, Jul 15»
2
#OurAthletes: Karate competitor Kate Campbell ready for Pan Am …
The karate black belt is a medal hopeful and packs a powerful chop,but she says blood tests and haunted houses still give her the jitters. «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
3
Karate students promoted | Daily Chronicle
Students at Midwest Shotokan Karate in Genoa were promoted during a recent ... Midwest Shotokan Karate works out of J' Studio in Genoa. «DeKalb Daily Chronicle, Jul 15»
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Mmegi Online :: Despondent Molefhe quits national karate team
Kabelo Molefe has quit the karate national team after being axed from the group preparing for the September's All Africa Games in Congo ... «Mmegi Online, Jul 15»
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The real Karate Kid: Unbelievable video shows martial arts student …
This video shows a young boy performing a stunning series of kicks as he smashes boards being held by impressed (and maybe terrified) ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Karate black belt 'carried illegal stun guns' on flight to Birmingham …
A karate black belt has raised new aviation security fears after claiming he inadvertently smuggled a pair of 200,000-volt stun guns on a flight to ... «Birmingham Mail, Jul 15»
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Student Karate Contest at the Madison Area YMCA
Shifu Christopher J. Goedecke held a student karate contest for children who are students at the Madison Area YMCA and ranked blue-belt and ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
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Karate instructor hopes to tackle his second Ironman
Karate instructor Critchley, aged 48, says the 2.4-mile swim in Pennington Flash will be the most difficult for him to complete. "Swimming is not my strongest point ... «The Bolton News, Jul 15»
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Orbon has dared to be a karate champion
Gene Tibon remembers when then-9-year-old Joane Orbon and her parents met with him in his office at his karate studio in Stockton. “She said ... «Stockton Record, Jul 15»
10
Karate kid set to rise to the occasion at Japan event
The talented Buderim 15-year-old recently received his first black belt under the watchful eye of Shotokan Karate Sunshine Coast chief ... «The Sunshine Coast Daily, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Karate [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/karate>. Nov 2019 ».
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