Today you will learn how to pronounce food and write fruits, vegetables, meat, drinks, food and sweets in Japanese [日本語]. In this organized list you will learn several words and increase your vocabulary.
The Japanese language is quite complex, and he borrows several words from other languages and writes it using katakana (writing used for foreign words). We recommend having some knowledge of the language.
Kudamono [果物] - Fruits in Japanese
|メロン||meron||green melon (honeydew)|
Curiosities: Japanese apples are much larger than Western apples, while watermelons are quite small.
Yasai [やさい] - Vegetables in Japanese
|ねぎ||negi||green onion (chives)|
|ピーマン||piiman||chili, green pepper|
|まめ||mom||beans (in general)|
Japanese cuisine uses a lot of vegetables, including many that are unknown in the West. An example of a Japanese vegetable is the daikon, which is a giant white radish.
Japanese meat and fish
|エビ||ebi||shrimp, shrimp, lobster|
Tori “Bird” is used to refer to chicken in the context of food products, since turkey and other birds are rare to find in Japan. Likewise, niku “Meat” without other specifications generally refers to beef, although butaniku (pork) is cheaper and consumed in greater quantities.
Nyuuseihin [乳製品] - Japanese dairy products
Dairy products are not used in traditional Japanese cuisine, but they can still be found in Japanese supermarkets and Western foods. Both gyuunyuu and miruku are common words for milk.
GRAINS AND Pasta in Japanese
|そうめん||soumen||Thin noodles (noodles)|
|そば||under the||Buckwheat noodles|
|ラーメン||Raamen||ramen (chinese noodles)|
|パン||Pan||bread, rolls, pies|
|菓子パン||kashipan||sweet bread, cakes|
Japanese rice it is short-grain, unlike the long-grain rice normally used in the West. Short grain rice is a little sticky and clumps together, making it easier to eat with chopsticks, but it is not papulous.
Japanese noodles - especially only and under the, can be served hot or in a cold soup with a sauce. Macaroni is a popular dish of Japanese cuisine.
The real ramen is a style of Chinese noodle soup, which became popular in Japan and has a huge reputation. Pan in Japanese it can refer to any type of bread or pasta.
Nomimono [飲み物] - Drinks in Japanese
|お茶||the tea||green tea, tea in general|
|日本茶||nihoncha||Japanese green tea|
|麦茶||mugu||Japanese iced barley tea|
|紅茶||koucha||black tea (lit. “crimson tea”)|
|お酒||Osake||sake (rice) and alcohol in general|
Japanese Seasonings and Condiments
|味醂||mirin||cooking rice wine|
|わさび||wasabi||wasabi (Japanese “horseradish”)|
The true wasabi it is a grated root. The green paste found outside Japan is a cheaper substitute made from horseradish and mustard, two spicy plants. Also read our article on Japanese spices.
Washoku [和食] - Japanese food in nihongo
Below we will see how to write traditional and Japanese foods. Also quickly understand what each Japanese food.
|寿司||Sushi||rice wrapped in seaweed|
|刺身||Sashimi||sliced raw fish|
|天ぷら||tenpura||breaded and fried vegetables and seafood|
|焼き鳥||yakitori||chicken in stick|
|焼きそば||yakisoba||fried noodles with vegetables and meat|
|すき焼き||Sukiyaki||traditional japanese stew|
|とんかつ||tonkatsu||fried pork chop|
|カレー||karee||curry usually served with rice|
|コロッケ||kurokke||fried kibble, usually of potato puree|
|味噌汁||misoshiru||miso soup (soy based)|
|漬物||tsukemono||Japanese pickle salad|
Yaki [焼き] can mean fried, grilled, roasted and the like. The word comes from the verb yaku [焼く] which means to fry, grill and roast. Although not strictly native to Japan, Japanese curry is totally different from Indian curry.
Youshoku [養殖] - Western food in Japanese
|スープ||suupu||soup (any type)|
|フライドポテト||furaidopoteto||french fries, french fries|
Note that despite similar names, Japanese versions of Western foods are usually adapted to Japanese tastes. We recommend reading our article on popular japan foods.
Japanese Snacks and Sweets
|ゼリー||zerii||jelly (gelatin and similar desserts)|
|わがし||wagashi||traditional Japanese sweets (many are cookies)|
Dessert is not traditionally served after meals in Japan (except fresh fruit), but sweet foods are eaten as snacks or the whole time lol.
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