Kudamono - Name of Fruits in Japanese

There are several ways to say "FRUIT" in Japanese. The most formal and most used is Kudamono [くだもの], to other terms like Kajitsu [果実], and transliteration from English Fruit which in Japanese is Furuutsu [フルーツ].

Some fruits have been grown in Japan for many centuries, and they were given an original name in Kanji or Hiragana. Already other fruits that were brought from other countries gained their names based on the original name using Katakana.

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Below we have a table and an audio so that you can follow the pronunciation of the fruit names. If you have a little knowledge of English or other languages, you will notice that some names are derived from English like Orenji (orange) / Banana (banana).

It is worth remembering that many fruits are not present in the table, because there are an infinite and exclusive variety of fruits that have no translation.

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Japanese fruit list

RōmajiKanjiHiragana / KatakanaTranslation
kudamono果物くだものFruit
furu-tsu フルーツFruit
ringo林檎りんご / リンゴApple
orenji オレンジOrange
banana バナナBanana
suika西瓜すいか / スイカWatermelon
ichigoいちご / イチゴStrawberry
remon檸檬レモンLemon
momoもも / モモPeach
nashiなしWait
manga- マンゴーMango
dorian ドリアンDurian
painappuru パイナップルPineapple
mikan蜜柑みかんTangerine
budou葡萄ぶどうGrape
hoshi budou干し葡萄ほしぶどうPass grape
one andうめPlum
anzuあんずDamascus
apurikotto アプリコットDamascus
sakuranbo サクランボCherry
cheri- チェリーCherry
kakiカキKhaki
ichijiku無花果イチジクFig
kuriクリChestnut
yuzu柚 / 柚子ゆずPomelo / Christmas Orange [A type of lemon]
zakuro石榴ざくろPomegranate
meron メロンMelon
guaba グアバGuava
kiui キウイKiwi
daddy パパイヤPapaya
kokonattsu ココナッツCoconuts
gure-pu furu-tsu グレープフルーツGrapefruit
jakku furu-tsu ジャックフルーツJackfruit
buru- beri- ブルーベリーBlueberry
burakku beri- ブラックベリーBlackberry
kiichigo木苺きいちごRaspberry
razu beri- ラズベリーRaspberry
abokado アボカドAvocado
raimu ライムlime
konomi木の実このみNut
shiyouka漿果しようかBerry
puramu プラムPlum
Kudamono - name of fruits in Japanese
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