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コンセント

Every Tuesday, I’m planning to write about a katakana word which has a very different meaning from the original English word.


Today’s word is コンセント

 

Yes, it is “consent” but in Japanese it means a “power point” or “power outlet” where you plug in electrical appliances. I have no idea how “consent” got mixed up with a “power point” but that’s what it is.

 

So if you hear:

コンセントはどこですか?

He or she is not looking for a sheet of paper where you signed your consent.

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