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Vegetables in Japanese

 Let’s talk about Vegetables in Japanese

The next stop is Vegetables. Vegetables in Japanese やさい (野菜) read as Yasai. Growing up、 I am not a fan of vegetables. I am not a picky eater; I just dont like vegetables. But growing old and my body started acting weird、 I realized that I needed to have vegetables in my diet. I am a fruit eater, so if Im going to choose between fruits and vegetables、 Ill choose fruits. Even though I am old, I still have a sweet tooth and bitter foods are not my thing. Bitter in Japanese is にがい (苦い) read as Nigai.

苦い食べ物はきらいです。 (にがいたべものはきらいです。I hate bitter foods.)

Let’s all eat vegetables or you will regret it just like how I regret it as I get older.

Let’s check the vegetables that I am familiar with:

Vegetables

Japanese

Romaji

Carrot

にんじん

(人参)

Ni n ji n

Corn

トウモロコシ

(玉蜀黍)

To u mo ro ko shi

Lettuce

レタス

Re ta su

Cauliflower

カリフラワー

Ka ri fu ra wa-

Broccoli

ブロッコリー

Bu ro kko ri-

Cabbage

キャベツ

Kya be tsu

Garlic

にんにく

(大蒜)

Ni n ni ku      

Ginger

しょうが

(生姜)

Sho u ga        

Onion

たまねぎ

(玉葱)

Ta ma ne gi

Eggplant

ナス

(茄子)

Na su

* Tomato

トマト

To ma to

Mushroom

キノコ

()

Ki no ko

Pumpkin

かぼちゃ

(南瓜)

Ka bo cha      

Green Pepper

ピーマン

Pi- man

Bitter Melon

ゴーヤ

Go- ya

Green Soybeans

えだまめ

(枝豆)

E da ma me   

Cucumber

きゅうり

(胡瓜)

Kyu u ri

Beans / Peas

まめ

()

Ma me

Spinach

ほうれんそう

(菠薐草)

Ho u re n so u

Okra

オクラ

O ku ra


If ever you want to know where the vegetable store is, you can either say:

 スーパーはどこですか?
(Su-pa- ha doko desu ka?)
Where is the supermarket?

** 野菜屋はどこにありますか?
(やさいやはどこにありますか?)
(Yasaiya ha doko ni arimasu ka?)
Where can I find the vegetable store?

 
*** 八百屋はどこにありますか?
(やおやはどこにありますか?)
(Yaoya ha doko ni arimasu ka?)
Where can I find the greengrocer?
 

 If you want to ask someone their favorite vegetable, you can either say:

 
好きな野菜は何ですか?
(すきなやさいはなんですか?)
(Sukina yasai ha nan desu ka?)
What are your favorite vegetables?

 
一番嫌いな野菜は何ですか?
(いちばんきらいなやさいはなんですか?)
(Ichiban kiraina yasai ha nan desu ka?)
What is your least favorite vegetable?

 

Note: * Tomato – I included it in the list of vegetables even though I already included it in the category of fruits. I grew up knowing that Tomato is a vegetable, but it is also a fruit.
** 野菜屋 is not often used in Japan. But it is translated as a Vegetable store.
*** 八百屋 means Greengrocer.

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