nisei
noun (plural nisei) Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Japanese, literally, second generation, from ni second + sei generation Date: 1929 a son or daughter of Japanese immigrants who is born and educated in America and especially in the United States

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  • nisei — adj. 2 g. s. 2 g. [Brasil] O mesmo que nissei.   ‣ Etimologia: japonês nisei, de ni, segunda + sei, geração …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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  • nisei — (n.) American born of Japanese parents, from Japanese ni second + sei generation. Use limited to U.S. West Coast until c.1942 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Nisei — For the episode of The X Files, see Nisei (The X Files). Nisei (二世, second generation) is a Japanese language term used in countries in North America, South America and Australia to specify the children born to Japanese people in the new country …   Wikipedia

  • Nisei — El presidente Truman revista tropas Nisei del Regimiento 442 RCT en 1946. Nisei (jap:( 二世 )) es un término en idioma japonés que significa segunda generación y que proviene del vocablo ni que significa dos. El vocablo Nisei señala a japoneses… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Nisei — Termes désignant les émigrés japonais On trouve différents termes désignant les émigrés japonais selon les pays. Au Japon : Nikkeijin (日系人, Nikkeijin? littéralement « personnes d origine japonaise ») désigne de façon générale les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nisei — /nee say, nee say /, n., pl. Nisei. a person of Japanese descent, born and educated in the U.S. or Canada. Also, nisei. Cf. Issei, Kibei, Sansei. [1940 45, Amer.; < Japn: lit., second generation; earlier ni sei < MChin, equiv. to Chin èr two,… …   Universalium

  • Nisei — Japanische Amerikaner sind die Einwohner Nordamerikas mit japanischer Abstammung. Dieser Begriff umfasst hauptsächlich Einwanderer in den Vereinigten Staaten (aber auch Kanadas) und deren Nachkommen. Heute wird auch das Wort Nikkei verwendet,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • nisei — noun /ˈniseɪ/ an American whose parents were Japanese immigrants , 1999: Decrypts fly out of a line printer on the other end and are taken off to another hut where American nisei, and some white men trained in Nipponese, translate them. Neal… …   Wiktionary

  • nisei —    (nee say) [Japanese: second generation] A person born in the United States of immigrant Japanese parents, especially those who were forced into isolated camps, in a misguided attempt to increase security during World War II.    See also issei …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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