英会話ブログ その691     Making Up Words in Japan (2)

2015/09/19

The first part "veri" was derived from the Latin word, "veritas" which means, "truth", and the suffix "sa" is actually the prefix of the English word, "satisfaction".

Wow ! Now that's a cool sounding combination of words to create the name of a car.

Here are some common created words in Japan: Convenience store = "Konvini", "Cost-performance = "Kospa", Calorie-performance = "Karopa".

Even some famous peoples' names: Brad Pitt is known in Japan as "Brapi" and Kimura Takuya is "Kimutaku",
                                                  (V.C)

英会話表現&英単語
derive                     得る、由来する
suffix                     接尾語、末尾に来るもの
prefix                     接頭語、初めに来るもの

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