Japanese people (younger generations) often create new words by shortening or abbreviating words. Here are some examples. Pasokon = Personal Computer
Anime = Animation
Meado = Mail Address
Kenta or KFC = Kentucky Fried Chicken
Makudo or Make = McDonald's
Amerfuto = American Football
DejiKame = Digital Camera
Konbini = Convenience Store
Eakon = Air Conditioning
Sumaho = Smart Phone
Pasokon = Personal Computer
Burapi = Brad Pitt
Shuwa-Chan = Arnold Schwarzenegger
There are many many more example of those words, if you can shrink of any please share.
America is celebrating 241st Independence Day.
Congratulations = おめでとう = Omedetou
What do you call the restaurant that serves sushi not belt? If you know the answer, tell us.
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