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07:09 Oct 11, 2000
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: ronin
historical soldier


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naa samurai worrior without a master
Mariko Kobayashi



6 hrs
a samurai worrior without a master

As you said, a samurai is a historical soldier who did not have a master. Now we use the same word to call a student who didn't get accepted by a university (sometimes a senior high school). Entrance exam system being very harsh, there are many students who are forced or choose to go to a preparatory school to get into a university (of their choice) after graduating from high school. They are also called "ronin"

Mariko Kobayashi
Local time: 03:21
Native speaker of: Japanese
PRO pts in pair: 22

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