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「庭」(にわ)[knee-wah] Garden or private yard, usually used to describe the home plot and its parcel greenery. Although the modern-day term ガーデン(があでん)[gaah-den] is a direct loan word from English and might pass as a Queen's received pronunciation stand-in for the Japanese. ガーデニング(があでんにんぐ)[gaa-deh-nin-goo] is a commonly used loan word to describe the pastime of "gardening." 「庭に行こう。」(にわ・に・いこう)[knee-wa-ni-ee-kohh] "Let's go to [the] garden." Terms such an "Botanical Gardens" are rendered using kanji abbreviations such as 「植物園」(しょく・ぶつ・えん)[sho-ku-bu-tsu-en] meaning "plantlife park" or "plant stuff garden" as 園 (えん)"en" has this connotation from antiquity. 「庭園」(てい・えん)[tei-en] is a modern-day rendering suitable in the generic sense of large garden park. 「にわ」庭 makes more sense as the term depicting one's home yard, as the Americans say.

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