The Japanese language has borrowed many words from foreign countries, firstly from China as early as the Nara Period Around the 17th century, the Japanese language began to borrow from many western languages. For example, from Portuguese, Dutch, German especially from the field of medicine , French and Italian not surprisingly many are from the fields of art, music, and food , and most of all, English. Today, English is the origin of most modern loan words. The Japanese use English words to express concepts for which they have no equivalents. However, some people simply prefer to use English expressions for practically or because it is fashionable.
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