Japanese term for leverage
April 30, 2012 5:27 PM   Subscribe

What it the correct term for "leverage" in Japanese? (Financial leverage, or the figurative meaning of leverage" Please give me spelling in roman characters.
posted by bright77blue to Writing & Language (2 answers total)
Well, "leverage" has definitely entered Japanese from English as a loanword. Spelled "レバレッジ" in Japanese; that's just a phonetic spelling of the English word, so in Latin characters it would just be plain old "leverage". Here's the Japanese Wikipedia page on the concept.
posted by mr_roboto at 5:46 PM on April 30, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks!
posted by bright77blue at 5:53 PM on April 30, 2012

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