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tanuki

(təˈnʊkɪ)
n
a Japanese raccoon dog, formerly believed in Japan to be a mischievous animal capable of shape-shifting
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Diners will get 50 per cent off their entire bill when they dine on a Tuesday evening at Tanuki at The Dubai Mall, between 6pm-11pm.
Notice that in the example (26), when the interpretation is left-branching (26a), the initial sound of tanuki /t/ becomes voiced when combined with another word, whereas in (26b), the initial sound of soup /s/ becomes voiced.
Some migrated to a poor neighboring village called Tanuki Village while others departed for distant foreign lands.
It was after the pups had gotten bigger that the office worker confirmed they were actually Japanese raccoon dogs or 'tanuki.' To be fair, the vet wasn't too far off the mark because tanuki are indeed related to dogs.
What gave it a difference was the addition of squid ink tanuki or tempura batter tinted with squid ink and for a third texture, another liberal topping of ebiko or tobiko.
While in the area, visitors can see rhinos, a raccoon dog called a Tanuki, red pandas, Indian rhinos, the new langurs, and the Asian elephants.
Ninja Slayer 5: One Minute Before the Tanuki continues the black-and-white manga (Japanese comics) adaptation of the shockingly grisly Ninja Slayer saga.
Plus, Rusty's mother explodes when her son fails a test and Goro Tanuki, Sunnyville's top chef, fears his upstart nephew will replace him.
--general cultural elements: such as literary works, dialects, writing systems, beliefs (the mischievous kitsune and tanuki; rokuyo, the 6 kinds of auspicious or inauspicious days of the traditional calendar), etiquette, ritual exchanges, codes of conduct (shochu mimai etc.), formulaic expressions (okagesama de, itadakimasu etc.)
It describes the lion in various cultures around the world and in China, and the unicorn or ch'i-lin and other animals in Chinese art, such as the hsi-chai, pai-tse, phoenix, and dragons; the lion in Japan; the Japanese fox, baku, mujina, cat, and tanuki; and humanoid creatures like yokai, demons, the snow woman, water imps, dragons, the tengu, and the kirin.
Plot: Freddie is actually a tanuki - a Japanese raccoon dog - but doesn't know that yet as he was born in the Lincoln Reptile & Pet Centre, where frankly they all look a bit weird.