Meaning of: 醤油 - shouyu


Romaji: shouyu

Kana: しょうゆ

Type: substantive

L: jlpt-n2, jlpt-n5

Meaning: soy sauce

Meaning in English: soy sauce

Explanation and Etymology - (醤油) shouyu

醤油 It is a Japanese word that refers to a liquid condiment made from the fermentation of soy, wheat, salt and water. The literal meaning of the word is "soy sauce". The first part of the word, 醤 (shou), means "sauce" or "condiment", while the second part, 油 (yu), means "oil" or "fat". The word has Chinese origin, and the first character, 醤 (Chinese jiàng), is derived from the verb "cooking over low heat" and the second character, 油 (Chinese yot), means "oil" or "fat". The word 醤油 is widely used in Japanese cuisine and is an essential ingredient in dishes such as sushi, tempura and yakitori.

Synonyms and Similar - (醤油) shouyu

See below a list of Japanese words that have the same meaning or is a variation of the word we are studying on this page:

しょうゆ; しょう油; 醤; 醬油; soy sauce

Words containing: 醤油

See also other related words from our dictionary:


Kana: しょうゆ

Romaji: shouyu


soy sauce

Words with the same pronunciation: しょうゆ shouyu

Example Sentences - (醤油) shouyu

Below are some example sentences:


Shouyu wa Nihon no dentouteki na choumiryou desu

Soy sauce is a traditional Japanese seasoning.

  • 醤油: shoyu (soy sauce)
  • は: topic particle
  • 日本: Nihon (Japan)
  • の: possessive particle
  • 伝統的な: dentoutekina (traditional)
  • 調味料: choumiryou (condiment)
  • です: desu (verb to be)


How do you say soy sauce In japanese?

There are different ways of expressing the idea of "soy sauce" in the Japanese language.

A way of saying "soy sauce" é "(醤油) shouyu". Throughout this page you will find information and alternatives.

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