Food in Japanese
Today we’re going to learn how to say food in Japanese along with some of the most common words for food items in Japanese which are sure to get your mouth watering.
It’s important to know some basic vocabulary for food when traveling in Japanese. You’ll find it handy when going out to eat or when shopping for food in a market. Let’s tuck in to this lesson!
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Pronouncing food in Japanese
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How about different types of food? These words will come in handy at the supermarket, a restaurant, or anywhere else you need to talk about food in Japanese.
It’s important to know some basic vocabulary for food when traveling in a Japan. You’ll find it useful when going out to eat or when shopping for food in a market to talk about what you like, what you don’t like, or perhaps you have a food allergy you need to tell your waiter about:
私は ___ が好きです
わたし は ___ が すき です
Watashi wa ___ ga suki desu
I like ___
私は ___ が好きではありません
わたし は ___ が すき では ありません
Watashi wa ___ ga suki dewa arimasen
I do not like ___
わたし は ___アレルギー です
Watashi wa ___ arerugī desu
I'm allergic ___
I hope you enjoyed this lesson! I don’t know about you, but I am ready to tuck into サンドイッチ (Sandwich)! Next time you need to go grocery shopping or find out what kind of ingredients are in the food at a restaurant, you’ll be equipped with this vocabulary to help you along. いただきます (Itadaki masu)!
For more lessons on Japanese vocabulary I recommend these!
- Christmas? New Years Day? Discover the major holidays in Japanese.
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- Going on a spending spree? Know your vocabulary to do with shopping in Japanese.
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