GLOSSARY - Common Terms

These are some of the common terms that are used in Fruits Basket as well as throughout this site.

Chinese Zodiac - The 12-year cycle based on ancient Chinese astrology.
Denpa - "Electromagnetic wave." Refers to a person who can read emotions/thoughts through these waves.
Juunishi - Japanese term for the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac.
Kaibara Public High School - The school where Kyo, Yuki, Tohru and others attend for secondary education.
Shishou - Japanese; means "master" and is used by students of a dojo when speaking of their master.
Yankee - Japanese term for a delinquent. Basically a gangster.