What Does the Japanese Phrase Shibaraku Mean?

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Shibaraku is a Japanese word that means "for a while," "for a long time" and "for the time being. In Japanese characters, it is, "しばらく ." Shibaraku is also the name of a Kabuki play.​

Example

Shibaraku omachi kudasai.
しばらくお待ちください。

Translation

Wait a moment, please.

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