Waku Waku Japanese - Lesson 39: In the KitchenCan anyone guess my favorite place in the house to be?... If you guessed the kitchen, then you are correct! So for today's lesson we will be going over words that one might hear in the kitchen! For all you chefs and bakers out there, this is the lesson for you! So let's begin, ikimashou!
Watashi wa shumi ga ryouri desu - My hobby is cooking
Ato okashi dukuri mo - and baking
Daidokoro ni iru toki ga ichiban shiawase desu - I'm the happiest when I'm in the kitchen
Ichiban - number one, best
Shiawase - happy
Oishii - delicious, tasty
Epuron - (Western) apron
Kappogi - (Japanese) apron
Maekake - waist aprons
Kappou - fancy word for kitchen
Gi - article of clothing
Okome - rice
Okome wo taku - to make rice
Dashi - broth
Dashi wo toru - to make broth
Yaku / Aburu - to grill something
Sakana wo yaku - to grill fish
Yuderu - to boil
Tamago wo yuderu - to boil an egg
Niru - to simmer
Nitsumeru - to simmer down
Tsume - implies to do something until the end
Ageru - to deep fry
Tonkatsu wo ageru - to deep fry tonkatsu
Yaku - to bake (sweets)
Mazeru - to stir/blend
Awadateru - to whip
Kazari - decoration
Nama cream wo shiboru - squeeze out whipped cream
Amai - sweet
Daikoubutsu desu - My favorite
So next time your baking for friends or cooking for your family, remember some of these words as you follow the recipe! Put on your Kappogi and make your way to the Kappou to make yourself something Oishii!
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