[ kah-wuh-bah-tuh; Japanese kah-wah-bah-tah ]
/ ˌkɑ wəˈbɑ tə; Japanese ˈkɑ wɑˈbɑ tɑ /
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Ya·su·na·ri [yah-soo-nah-ree], /ˈyɑ sʊˈnɑ ri/, 1899–1972, Japanese novelist and short-story writer: Nobel Prize 1968.
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How to use Kawabata in a sentence
I have wondered how much further the Chess-playing naturalist might have taken this metaphor if, like Kawabata, he had studied Go.
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/ (ˌkæwəˈbɑːtə) /
Yasunari (ˌjæsʊˈnɑːrɪ). 1899–1972, Japanese novelist, author of Yukiguni (Snow Country, 1948) and Yama no oto (The Sound of the Mountain, 1954): Nobel prize for literature 1968
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