Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fact of the Day: Karaoke

A common pastime in many countries is karaoke, where typically a group of friends or family will sing along to music with a microphone. The word karaoke comes from Japan, which is a combination of the Japanese word çİş (kara) and the English word orchestra. Which translates as "empty orchestra" from Japanese to English.

14 comments:

Lauren Farrow said...

I did not know that, I actually speak some Japanese because I was an exchange student in High School. However, I never learned what karaoke means.
Arigato
Oyasuminasai.

DeniseinVA said...

Another piece of interesting trivia. Thanks Adam!

Unknown said...

That's amazing!
Have a nice day!
Angela Donava
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Kay said...

I've never done karaoke and I'm sure everybody is glad of it.

Anna of Mutton Style and Years said...

Interesting to know what it means. My Mr Him enjoys a karaoke. No one else does when he songs mind you. Last year even I joined in doing a duet from Grease with him.

Bob Bushell said...

I absolutely don't like karaoke, it makes me vomit.

Margaret D said...

That's interesting. Not a fan karaoke due to the people that 'try' to sing.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Karaoke can be a lot of fun. I've never done it but my husband has.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

One of my fondest memories is barreling across Japan in a bus with everyone singing at the top of their lungs. Yes, the bus had a karaoke machine at the front!

Pat Hatt said...

Some sure are empty as they sing, as in empty the room

Christine said...

I have never tried it, likely for good reason.

Anonymous said...

I've done it with a few drinks.

stephen Hayes said...

I've wondered about the origin of the word.

bj said...

I've never tried it but we've had a blast watching some of our friends....it is sooo fun..