Japanese Word for "Foreigner"
The Japanese word for foreigner is gaijin. You pronounce it "gai-jeen".
There are two that make up gaijin, the Japanese word for foreigner. The first kanji means "outside" and the second one means "person".
Here's how to write the Japanese word for foreigner in hiragana:
Gaijin is actually somewhat derogatory—it literally means "outside person".
A more polite way to refer to a foreigner in Japan is to say "gaikokujin", which means more like "person of an outside country".
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