In this article we will learn the names of fruits in Japanese, which is usually called Kudamono.
In addition to Kudamono [果物], there are other ways to say fruit in Japanese, such as Kajitsu [果実], and the transliteration of the English Fruit which in Japanese is Furuutsu [ フルーツ ].
Some fruits have been cultivated in Japan for many centuries, and they were given an original name in Kanji or Hiragana. Other fruits that were brought from other countries gained their names based on the original name using Katakana.
Below we have a table and an audio so 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).
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Japanese fruit list
Below we will see the fruits in Japanese, remembering that despite the ideogram, the fruits are usually written with Katakana and Hiragana, usually both.
There are fruits that were clearly imported from another country, but there is also a representation in Kanji, but the common thing is to use the katakana.
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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|Strawberry||苺 | イチゴ||ichigo|
|Pass grape||干し葡萄||hoshi budou|
|Pomelo / Christmas Orange [A type of lemon]||柚/柚子||yuzu|