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What does the Japanese word Tamagochi mean?

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2007-10-15 01:35:59

The word 'Tamagotchi' is a portmanteau (or hybrid) of the

Japanese word for 'egg' (tamago, たまご) and the English word 'watch'.

By taking 'tamago' and adding 'tch' at the end, the result is

"Tamagotch," which has been popularized internationally with the

added 'i' sound at the end. The literal meaning turns out to be

'Egg watch'.

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