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Waku Waku Japanese – Lesson 41: At the Supermarket

September 22, 2012 - September 22, 2012
Waku Waku Japanese – Lesson 41: At the Supermarket

I love to cook, but before I can cook I always need to stop and shop at the supermarket! While some food in Japan takes on a similar name to its American counterpart (hamburger – hanbaaga), the majority will have a Japanese name. So let’s go shopping at the supermarket and learn names for a variety of fruits, veggies, dairy and meats!

Yasai – vegetable
やさい

Daikon – radish
だいこん

Ninjin – carrot
にんじん

Nasu – eggplant
なす

Tomorokoshi – corn
ともろこし

Jagaimo – potato
じゃがいも

Kyuuri – cucumber
きゅうり

Negi – scallion
ねぎ

Tamanegi – onion
たまねぎ

Kudamono – fruit
くだもの

Ringo – apple
りんご

Ichigo – strawberry
いちご

Momo – peach
もも

Mikan – orange
みかん

Suika – watermelon
すいか

Budou – grapes
ぶどう

Sakuranbo – cherry
さくらんぼ

Tamago – egg
たまご

Gyuunyuu – milk
ぎゅうにゅう

Gyuuniku – beef
ぎゅうにく

Ushi – cow
うし

Butaniku – pork
ぶたにく

Buta – pig
ぶた

Toriniku – chicken (meat)
とりにく

Niwatori – chicken (bird)
にわとり

Toriniku wo kudasai – please give me the chicken
とりにくをください

Tamago wa ikura desu ka – how much are the eggs?
たまごはいくらですか

So next time you’re walking through the supermarket looking at all the different foods, try to remember these names! There’s so many more foods to learn as well, so find out the name of your favorite food!

  • Sep 22, 2012 at 12:00 am