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Meaning of "tatami" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TATAMI

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PRONUNCIATION OF TATAMI

tatami  [təˈtɑːmɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TATAMI

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tatami 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 TATAMI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tatami

Tatami

A tatami is a type of mat used as a flooring material in traditional Japanese-style rooms. Traditionally made of rice straw to form the core, with a covering of woven soft rush straw, tatami are made in standard sizes, with the length exactly twice the width, an aspect ratio of 2:1. Usually, on the long sides, they have edging of brocade or plain cloth, although some tatami have no edging.

Definition of tatami in the English dictionary

The definition of tatami in the dictionary is a thick rectangular mat of woven straw, used as a standard to measure a Japanese room.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TATAMI


army
ˈɑːmɪ
balmy
ˈbɑːmɪ
barmy
ˈbɑːmɪ
calmy
ˈkɑːmɪ
Carme
ˈkɑːmɪ
chiyogami
ˌtʃɪjəʊˈɡɑːmɪ
Coomaraswamy
kuːˌmɑːrəˈswɑːmɪ
kami
ˈkɑːmɪ
Khatami
kəˈtɑːmɪ
kirigami
ˌkɪrɪˈɡɑːmɪ
malmy
ˈmɑːmɪ
origami
ˌɒrɪˈɡɑːmɪ
palmie
ˈpɑːmɪ
palmy
ˈpɑːmɪ
pastrami
pəˈstrɑːmɪ
salami
səˈlɑːmɪ
Sami
ˈsɑːmɪ
smarmy
ˈsmɑːmɪ
swami
ˈswɑːmɪ
Zeami
siːˈɑːmɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TATAMI

tat
tatahash
Tatar
Tatar Republic
Tatar Strait
Tatarian
Tataric
Tatary
Tate
Tate Britain
Tate Galleries
Tate Modern
tater
tath
Tati
tatie
tatou
tatouay
TATP
tatpurusha

WORDS THAT END LIKE TATAMI

Adami
Aegospotami
agami
ami
calami
gourami
hippopotami
hypothalami
kissing gourami
Miami
prochain ami
rami
Seami
thalami
tsunami
umami

Synonyms and antonyms of tatami in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tatami» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TATAMI

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

Translator English - Chinese

榻榻米
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tatami
570 millions of speakers

English

tatami
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

tatami
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حصير
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

татами
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tatami
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

যেভাবে তাতামি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tatami
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tatami
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tatami
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

다다미
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tatami
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tatami
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

tatami
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ताटमी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tatami
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tatami
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tatami
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

татамі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tatami
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τατάμι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tatami
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tatami
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tatami
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tatami

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TATAMI»

The term «tatami» is very widely used and occupies the 8.875 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TATAMI» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «tatami» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «tatami» 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 tatami

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TATAMI»

Discover the use of tatami in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tatami and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Art of Japanese Architecture
Right: Beds (futon) laid out on tatami mats for the night. Sliding shoji and tokonoma can be seen in the back. 1 8 mats Above: Typical arrangement of tatami mats for different sized rooms. woven rush compressed straw Above: Construction of a ...
Michiko Young, 2007
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Measure and Construction of the Japanese House
The tatami, as distinct as it is for the Japanese house, is not distinct in itself. It functions as moderator and unifier of architectural contrasts and thus is, in its nature, the product of a compromise between human and structural scale, between ...
Heino Engel, 1985
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China, Japan, Korea: Culture and Customs
Domestic architecture during the Muromachi 室町時代 period (13361573) witnessed the perfection of the shoin-zukuri 書院造 style, which is the precursor of the present-day Japanese house with tatami mats covering the floors. The basic ...
Ju Brown, 2006
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Vanishing Japan: Traditions, Crafts & Culture
"Nyobo to tatami wa atarashii ho ga yoi" (wives and tatami are both when new) is a comment on the delightful fresh smell of tatami mats. This old saying may be obsolete on both counts modern bride's housekeeping and cooking skills have ...
Elizabeth Kiritani, 1995
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Computing and Combinatorics: 16th Annual International ...
Auspicious Tatami Mat Arrangements Alejandro Erickson1, Frank Ruskey1, Mark Schurch2, and Jennifer Woodcock1 1 Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria, Canada 2 Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of ...
My T. Thai, Sartaj Sahni, 2010
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Eloquent Obsessions: Writing Cultural Criticism
But Japanese culture is metonymic by design: a well-placed rock in a tiny garden becomes a mountain, a crooked little bonsai tree can be an ancient cedar, and the tatami room represents calm, unhurried space. After the futons are folded ...
Marianna Torgovnick, 1994
7
Elements of Japanese Design
Tatami floors were not the rule in the homes of common people until the latter decades of the nineteenth century, as they were more expensive than wooden floors. By the early decades of the twentiethcentury, however, tatami had replaced ...
Boye De Mente, 2011
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The Connoisseur's Guide to Sushi: Everything You Need to ...
Tatami are expensive; a sushi-ya will try to make them last. That is why you are likely to see tatami the color of wheat, and slightly frayed. New tatami are a pale green and have a wonderful, fresh-cut-grass aroma that's unforgettable. (There is a ...
Dave Lowry, 2010
9
Introduction to Japanese Culture
Inside, the floors were made of tatami, straw mats covered with smoothly woven rush. Rooms could be used for various purposes. They were separated by thin sliding doors covered with paper or fabric. The side of the room bordering the outer ...
Daniel Sosnoski, 1996
10
The Language of Daily Life in England (1400_1800)
Finally, neither Table 9 nor Figure 2 gives any indication as to how the word tatami was used, except that it was used throughout the existence of the EIC factory at Hirado. Table 10. Occurrences Of tatami in the FACTORY collection by writer.
Arja Nurmi, Minna Nevala, Minna Palander-Collin, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TATAMI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tatami is used in the context of the following news items.
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Use this new Japanese pad to keep your cat in one spot with the …
But now you no longer need to actually make a cat circle — instead you can buy an adorable little tatami reed flooring mat from a Kyoto company. Give your ... «RocketNews24, Jun 15»
2
San Francisco's J-Pop Summit to Host Tatami Galaxy Artist Yusuke …
Nakamura drew the cover art for Tomihiko Morimi 's The Tatami Galaxy and Yoru wa Mijikashi Arukeyo Otome novels, and he is credited as the original ... «Anime News Network, Jun 15»
3
Tatami mat allows Japanese to feel at home even after death
TOYOHASHI, Aichi Prefecture--A traditional Japanese saying for expressing a desire to die a natural death, “I want to die on a tatami mat," can now come true for ... «Asahi Shimbun, May 15»
4
Noiz Architects take on tatami, weaving a new path for the Japanese …
Not long ago, tatami (thick mats made of a core of rice straw and a covering of woven soft-rush, called igusa) were the flooring material of choice for any room ... «wallpaper.com, Apr 15»
5
Louis André Goulay is Reunion Island's youngest tourism ambassador
Louis André Goulay competed with the world's best fighters on the tatami in Thessaloniki, Greece, where he participated in the Kyokushin World Junior Karate ... «eTurboNews, Apr 15»
6
'Silver porn,' starring elderly Japanese, finds its footing
Dressed in a kimono and kneeling silently on a tatami mat floor, 61-year-old Yasue Tomita looks as if she might be about to perform a Japanese tea ceremony ... «New York Daily News, Apr 15»
7
Why did rubble piles spontaneously combust in aftermath of …
Decomposing tatami mats, traditional flooring materials widely used in Japan, could have helped building debris ignite after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami ... «Science AAAS, Dec 14»
8
Living Space Invaders! Taito's classic video game set to conquer …
While the floors of most modern Japanese homes are covered by hardwood, tile, or carpeting, many people still have a soft spot in their hearts for tatami. There's ... «RocketNews24, Dec 14»
9
Rivalry and friendship on the tatami in Nanjing
Another set of friends faced off on the tatami in the final, as Brigita Matic of Croatia defeated Bosnia's Aleksandra Samardzic. Afterwards, Matic admitted it was ... «Olympic, Oct 14»
10
Young titans of the tatami shine in Nanjing
The men's judo competition at Nanjing 2014 produced some hard-fought bouts and no little perspiration, with the four gold-medal winners all serving notice of ... «Olympic, Oct 14»

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