lambshaanxy
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Does the on'yomi of 輪 (リン) have any relation to the English "ring", or is it a coincidence?
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Eirikr's answer has pretty conclusively demonstrated that "ring" meaning "round object" is unrelated, but I can't help but point out that there's a second meaning as well in English, namely "ring" as ...

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What is this strange kanji that looks a bit like 侍, but isn't?
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Turns out this character is a fairly common ryakuji (abbreviated character) of the common honorific [御]{ご} go-, as in [御飯]{ごはん} gohan, so the full word is [御夢想]{ごむそう} go-musou, the name of the hot ...

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Can "コンピュータ" be interpreted to include smartphones and tablets?
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I'd say: tablets, yes; smartphones, no. The word コンピュータ is not actually used all that much, it sounds a bit formal/heavy iron. The everyday word for personal computing devices is パソコン or PC, which by ...

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