[Tagging] Hot springs

Steve Doerr doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 11:51:22 UTC 2014

On 07/03/2014 08:37, johnw wrote:
>> But I don't know the correct word to represent "Onsen" in English.
>> Is "[something]=hot_spring_bath" better?
> XX=hot_spring_bath would be perfect.
>> I think, "Onsen" is the very unique word to represent "bathing 
>> amenity, that water from natural hot spring".
>> So, I would like to hear the situations of other countries.
> There is no single word in english that means onsen, so it would have 
> to be several words at once. But there are other words that have been 
> adopted (wadi, for example) to succinctly describe something that 
> would need multiple words in english, so maybe they'll adopt the 
> Japanese word here.
'Onsen' is in the Oxford Dictionary, defined as 'In Japan: a hot spring, 
esp. one thought to have medicinal properties; a hot spring resort'.

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