‘Konkatsu’, ‘selfie’ added to Kojien dictionary; ‘Yurukyara’, ‘Guguru’ Excluded

The Kojien dictionary, Japan’s most authoritative Japanese-language dictionary, published the seventh and latest version with 10,000 new words such as “hanii torappu” (honey trap), “biggu mausu” (big mouth) and “karēshū” (an old person’s distinctive smell). [caption id="attachment_525" align="alignnone" width="650"] Photo credit to: https://www.japantimes.co.jp[/caption] Other new entries that made it to the list are: “apuri” - app “burakku kigyō” - exploitative firms with bad working conditions “Isuramu-koku” - Islamic State “LGBT” - as the English acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender “konkatsu” - marriage hunting “jidori” – selfie “diipu rāningu” - deep learning These additions are derived after the editors collected 100,000 words and then reduced the number to... Register/Login

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