Japanese Vocab Lesson 7: Vegetables 野菜

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Japanese Vocab Lesson 7: Vegetables (野菜) – Review Notes

Today we went to the supermarket and we learned the Japanese words for different vegetables! 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 green onion, spinach, garlic and more!

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Number 1:

The Japanese word for vegetables is やさい (yasai).

There were many different kinds of yasai in the supermarket!

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Number 2:

The first yasai we saw was a tomato.

Tomato in Japanese is very similar to the English word, tomato, but it is pronounced a bit differently.

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Number 3:

We also saw tamanegi. Tamanegi means onion in Japanese!

The kanji for tamanegi is 玉葱 – Although there is kanji for this word, people often write it using hiragana or katakana.


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Number 4:

Pīman means green pepper in Japanese! Although this is a katakana word (which does not have Japanese origins), it obviously does not come from English. Actually, it comes from the French word piment.

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Number 5:

The Japanese word for eggplant is nasubi.

The kanji for nasubi is 茄子 – Although there is kanji for this word, it is also common to write it just using hiragana or katakana.

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Number 6:

The Japanese word for potato is jagaimo!

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Number 7:

The Japanese word for carrot is ninjin.

The kanji for ninjin is 人参 – It is common to write this word using kanji or hiragana or katakana.

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Additional vegetable vocabulary:

レタス retasu lettuce

キャベツ kyabetsu cabbage

ブロッコリー burokkorī       broccoli

だいこん   daikon               daikon radish

ほうれんそう hōrensō spinach

にんにく         ninniku          garlic

ねぎ negi       green onion

かぼちゃ    kabocha              pumpkin

しいたけ shiitake   shiitake mushroom

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Conclusion:

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

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13 comments

  1. ジャガイです Did I get it right? Jagaimo desu. 😀

    Comment by Kiley on 10/26/2012 at 9:48 pm
  2. ジャガイです。 (Jagaimo desu.) I like ジャガイモ too♥\(◕ω◕)/

    Comment by PuniPuni on 10/26/2012 at 11:31 pm
  3. I have weird taste in veggies, haha…

    Comment by Kiley on 10/26/2012 at 9:49 pm
  4. I like cucumbers! How would I say that? =3

    Comment by Chip on 10/30/2012 at 4:29 pm
  5. 私はきゅうりが好きです。(watashi wa kyūri ga suki desu)\(◕ω◕)/☆ I like cucumbers too♥♥♥

    Comment by PuniPuni on 10/30/2012 at 5:39 pm
  6. What is the word for sweet potato, sweetcorn, celery, cucumber and an unripe tomato in Japanese?

    Comment by Byakko on 05/18/2013 at 5:06 pm
  7. さつまいも (satsumaimo – sweet potato), スイートコーン (suīto kōn – sweet corn), セロリ (serori – celery), きゅうり (kyūri – cucumber), 熟れていないトマト (ureteinai tomato – unripe tomato) (◕ω◕)♥

    Comment by PuniPuni on 05/18/2013 at 10:20 pm
  8. So would corn just be コーン?

    Comment by MewQueen on 06/28/2013 at 2:44 pm
  9. You can say コーン or トウモロコシ (toumorokoshi) (◕ω◕)☆

    Comment by PuniPuni on 06/29/2013 at 2:49 am
  10. How would I say “I don’t like onion”. Thank you

    Comment by Reuben on 04/30/2014 at 10:11 pm
  11. You can say: 私はたまねぎがすきじゃありません。(watashi wa tamanegi ga suki ja arimasen) or 私はたまねぎがすきじゃないです。(watashi wa tamanegi ga suki ja nai desu) (◕ω<)b☆

    Comment by PuniPuni on 05/07/2014 at 5:40 am

  12. 私は野菜が好きではありません :p

    Comment by iltimass on 05/01/2014 at 6:22 am
  13. わたしわとまとがすき

    Comment by Larry on 09/06/2014 at 4:26 am

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