Japanese Vocab Lesson 6: Fruits 果物

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Japanese Vocab Lesson 6: Fruits 果物- Review Notes

Today we went to the supermarket and we learned the Japanese words for different fruits! In this review, we will list all the vocabulary words that were in the video and some that weren’t! Learn the Japanese words for pineapple, mango, pear and more!

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Number 1:

 Today we looked at kudamono in the supermarket.

★ There were many different kinds of kudamono!

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Number 2:

 The first kudamono we saw was a ringo.

 Ringo means apple in Japanese.

 The kanji for ringo is 林檎 – Although there is kanji for this word, people often just use hiragana or katakana.

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Number 3:

 We also saw mikan.

 Although often translated as orange, mikan is really a specific type of orange, similar to the mandarin, that is grown in Japan.

 The kanji for mikan is 蜜柑 – although there is kanji for this word, people usually write this word in hiragana or katakana.

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Number 4:

 The Japanese word for grapes is ぶどう (budō)!

 The kanji for budō is 葡萄 – Although there is kanji for this word, people usually write just using hiragana or katakana.

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Number 5:

 The Japanese word for lemon is レモン (remon).

 Although this word looks and sounds similar to the English word, it is pronounced slightly differently!

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Number 6:

 The Japanese word for banana is バナナ(banana)!

 Although this word looks and sounds similar to the English word, it is pronounced slightly differently!

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Number 7:

 The Japanese word for strawberry is いちご (ichigo).

 You may have heard this word in some anime series, such as ichigo 100%!

 The kanji for ichigo is 苺 – This word is often written using this kanji, or just in hiragana or katakana.

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Number 8:

 The Japanese word for watermelon is すいか (suika).

 The kanji for suika is 西瓜 – This word is often written using kanji, hiragana or katakana.

 We tried to play suika wari…

 But sensei got mad at us…

★ So we also learned that we should only play suika wari on the beach!

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Additional fruits vocabulary:

    なし   nashi       pear

    もも   momo      peach

(酸桃)  すもも  sumomo    plum

マンゴー      mangō       mango

パイナップル    painappuru    pineapple

メロン       meron  melon (cantaloupe)

キウイ       kiui        kiwi

グレープフルーツ   gurēpufurūtsu grapefruit

The kanji in parentheses is not used very often. It is more common to write this word in hiragana or katakana.

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Conclusion:

We learned a lot of Japanese fruit vocabulary on our trip to the supermarket! What’s your favorite fruit? Let us know in the comment section below! Also, if you want to know a fruit’s name that we have not listed, feel free to ask!

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22 comments

  1. How do you say avocado? That’s my favorite fruit. =3

    Comment by Michelle on 10/27/2012 at 1:49 am
  2. Avocado in Japanese is: アボガド (abogado)
    アボガドはおいしいですね!\(◕ω◕)/♥

    Comment by PuniPuni on 10/27/2012 at 5:35 pm
  3. 桃も梨も大好です! >w<

    Comment by Chip on 10/30/2012 at 3:50 pm
  4. 私も大好きです!\(◕ω◕)/♥ I love peaches and pears too☆

    Comment by PuniPuni on 10/30/2012 at 5:40 pm
  5. Watashi wa sakura ga suki desu.

    Comment by Angel on 01/26/2013 at 12:20 pm
  6. watashi wa ichigo ga suki desu.

    Comment by kamiru on 03/30/2013 at 3:55 pm
  7. What is the word for dragon-fruit, passion-fruit, raspberry and blueberry in Japanese?

    Comment by Byakko on 05/16/2013 at 3:15 pm
  8. Dragon-fruit: ドラゴンフルーツ (doragon furūtsu), Passion-fruit: パッションフルーツ (passhon furūtsu), Raspberry: ラズベリー (razuberī), Blueberry: ブルーベリー (burūberī) (◕ω◕)♥

    Comment by PuniPuni on 05/17/2013 at 9:32 pm
  9. How would I say lychee? Not exactly a common word, but… ^_^

    Comment by MewQueen on 06/28/2013 at 2:47 pm
  10. You can say: ライチ (raichi) \(◕ω◕)/♪

    Comment by PuniPuni on 06/29/2013 at 2:46 am
  11. おはようがさいます! (=’Q’=)
    you said in the last lesson “のりもの” that it meant ‘thing to ride’.
    what about ‘くだもの’ ? what does it mean ?

    Comment by kakashi on 07/17/2013 at 6:58 am
  12. That’s a good question! The kanji for くだもの「果物」is made up of the kanji 「果」 which means “fruit” and 「物」 which means “thing,” but when you put them together, it is just translated as “fruit.” But, if it helps you to remember the kanji, you could think of the word「果物」as “fruit thing” (◕ω<)b☆

    Comment by PuniPuni on 07/17/2013 at 5:53 pm
  13. ありがとごさいますせんせい <3 <3

    Comment by kakashi on 07/18/2013 at 9:12 am
  14. どういたしまして \(◕ω◕)/♥

    Comment by PuniPuni on 07/18/2013 at 1:32 pm
  15. Dear Sir/Madam.
    your web site is really good to learn names of fruits in japanese.

    thank you.
    hunza dry frutis

    Comment by hunza dry fruits on 11/01/2013 at 10:54 am
  16. How to say I like to eat grapes ?

    Comment by Winnie on 11/10/2013 at 10:10 pm
  17. You can say ぶどうを食べることが好きです。(budou o taberu koto ga suki desu) – I like to eat grapes. But, it sounds more natural to just simply say ぶどうが好きです。(budou ga suki desu.) – I like grapes. (◕ω◕)♥

    Comment by PuniPuni on 11/11/2013 at 6:59 am
  18. I like all of these fruits!! 🙂 :&)

    Comment by Christal on 03/19/2014 at 2:35 pm
  19. How to say “I like green grapes”? also how to say “I like grapes and peaches”?

    Comment by miku on 05/08/2014 at 12:58 pm
  20. Green grapes, more commonly known as “White Grapes” in Japanese is 白ブドウ (shiro budō). So, you can say 私は白ブドウが好きです。(watashi wa shiro budō ga suki desu.)

    “I like grapes and peaches” is 私はブドウと桃が好きです。 (watashi wa budō to momo ga suki desu.)

    Comment by PuniPuni on 05/09/2014 at 8:22 am
  21. 私はバナナが大好きです★☆

    Comment by Kaoru~~Chan on 08/09/2014 at 2:43 pm
  22. I love your video’s and this website. It helps me a lot, I introduced it to my friends so now we are learning Japanese together using this website. Arigatou Gozaimasu :33

    Comment by SasuSenpai on 12/30/2014 at 12:55 pm

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