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18:17 Sep 7, 2000
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Japanese term or phrase: karaoke
singing to accompanyment. english spelling but japenese meaning.
Robert Crowder

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na +1empty orchestra
Mariko Kobayashi
nakaraokemary ann
naKaraokeJesús Paredes



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empty orchestra

Kara is empty; oke is from ookestora (orchestra).
Orchestra playing empty without someone singing.

Mariko Kobayashi
Local time: 08:09
Native speaker of: Japanese
PRO pts in pair: 48

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46 mins

The same word is used in English and in many other languages. Please, see website below.

    Reference: http://www.karaoke.com/
Jesús Paredes
Local time: 17:09

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16 hrs

"Karaoke" is the common way to refer to it in English. It is often mispronounced in English as "Kar-i-O-ki", though.

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