July 27, 2017

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Sutaba: Japanese Nickname for Starbucks

The Japanese word that means Starbucks is スターバックス and pronounced similarly to Starbuck. The biggest difference between スターバックス and Starbucks is that in Japanese, we have so much less intonation of up and down. So, if you pronounce Starbucks with the flat tone, then it sounds like Starbucks in Japanese. Primarily among younger people, Starbucks is called Sutaba スタバ as a nickname.

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