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|Japanese to English translations [PRO]|
Bus/Financial - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
|Japanese term or phrase: 欧米 (Does it include Canada??)|
|I know 欧米 is a pretty easy and generally known word, but I got to thinking... Does it include Canada?? Some dictionaries say "Europe and the US", and others say "West"... in "West", Canada would be included. The 米 in 欧米 could be considered to be like 北米... in that case too Canada would be included.|
Native Japanese speakers: 日本人にとって、感覚的に、欧米にはカナダが含まりますか。
|Local time: 08:08|
欧州＋北米＝欧米→This means "the West" (capital "W").
Since 北米 includes Canada, 欧米 definitely also refers to Canada as well.
There is also the term 欧米人. In my opinion, this is more of an ideological / cultural identifier than a geographical one, and would even include the likes of Australians, New Zealanders, and Afrikaaners....not Europeans or North Americans, but fit the role of Westerner in some capacity.
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Local time: 06:08
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