Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Oriental"

The meaning of "Oriental" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does oriental mean?
A: It means "from the east" or "of the east". It can be talking about Middle East, but when used by itself also means of (or from) China, Japan, Korea, ... all those countries over there

Synonyms of "Oriental" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between oriental and eastern ?
A: Oriental is Asia Eastern is Middle East
Q: What is the difference between oriental and eastern ?
A: Oriental is used when referring to eastern asia, such as china. While eastern is mainly used to refer to the middle east.

Other questions about "Oriental"

Q: It’s really oriental. Does this sound natural?
A: Your sentence is correct, but the word "oriental" is considered old-fashioned these days and isn't usually used as a compliment.
A better way to say it would be, "That's really exotic"

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