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INTRODUCTION
Yura:Hi everyone, I’m Yura.
Natsuko: And I’m Natsuko!
Yura:And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Japanese Vocabulary, Lesson 5! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food &Drink. These are five common Japanese sweets and desserts. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at JapanesePod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Yura:A, what’s our first word?
Natsuko: だんご
Yura:dango, Japanese dumplings
Natsuko: (slow) だんご (regular) だんご
Yura:Listeners, please repeat:
Natsuko: だんご
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura:
Dango, or dumplings, are made from rice flour, shaped like balls and often served on a skewer, one skewer takes 3 or 4 dango. Different seasonings and/or sauces are used, making different dango types all with different names. -
Yura:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Natsuko: (normal) 花見だんごはピンク、白、緑の三色です。
Yura:Dumplings eaten at cherry-blossom viewings are coloured pink, white and green.
Natsuko: (slow) 花見だんごはピンク、白、緑の三色です。
Yura:Okay, what’s the next word?
Natsuko: 桜餅
Yura:sakuramochi, a type of rice cake
Natsuko: (slow) 桜餅 (regular) 桜餅
Yura:Listeners, please repeat:
Natsuko: 桜餅
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura:
Sakuramochi consists of a sweet pink coloured rice cake and sweet bean paste called "anko". The pink colour represents the colour of the "sakura", or cherry blossoms. -
Yura:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Natsuko: (normal) 日本人は、桜餅を3月3日ひなまつりの日に食べます。
Yura:Japanese people eat sakuramochi on the 3rd of March - Girls' Day.
Natsuko: (slow) 日本人は、桜餅を3月3日ひなまつりの日に食べます。
Yura:Okay, what’s the next word?
Natsuko: ようかん
Yura:yōkan, or sweet bean jelly
Natsuko: (slow) ようかん (regular) ようかん
Yura:Listeners, please repeat:
Natsuko: ようかん
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura:
Yōkan, or sweet bean jelly, is made from red bean paste, agar and sugar. It's usually rectangular-shaped, and is served in slices. -
Yura:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Natsuko: (normal) ようかんは、とても甘いので苦い抹茶とよく合います。
Yura:Sweet bean jelly is very sweet, so it goes well with a bitter green tea called "matcha".
Natsuko: (slow) ようかんは、とても甘いので苦い抹茶とよく合います。
Yura:Okay, what’s the next word?
Natsuko: プリン
Yura:purin, Japanese custard pudding
Natsuko: (slow) プリン (regular) プリン
Yura:Listeners, please repeat:
Natsuko: プリン
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura:
"Purin" is Japanese custard pudding made from sugar, egg and milk, jellied in a cup with caramel sauce at the bottom. When you eat the pudding, you should turn the cup upside down on to a plate, so that the pudding comes out with the caramel sauce on top. -
Yura:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Natsuko: (normal) 日本には、スーパーで買えるプリンから有名パティシエの高級デザートまで、いろいろなタイプのプリンがあります。
Yura:There are many different types of custard pudding in Japan: some are available at supermarkets, while others are posh desserts from famous patissiers.
Natsuko: (slow) 日本には、スーパーで買えるプリンから有名パティシエの高級デザートまで、いろいろなタイプのプリンがあります。
Yura:Okay, what’s the last word?
Natsuko: ラムネ
Yura:ramune, or sugar candy pellets
Natsuko: (slow) ラムネ (regular) ラムネ
Yura:Listeners, please repeat:
Natsuko: ラムネ
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura:
Ramune is a Japanese confectionery shaped like tablets or pills made from soluble lactose. Ramune has been a popular sweet amongst children for a long time in Japan, and is still available at old-style candy shops. -
Yura:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Natsuko: (normal) ラムネは、砂糖のように口で溶けます。
Yura:Ramune melts in the mouth like sugar.
Natsuko: (slow) ラムネは、砂糖のように口で溶けます。
QUIZ
Yura:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? A will give you the Japanese – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Natsuko: だんご
[pause]Yura:dango, Japanese dumplings
Natsuko: 桜餅
[pause]Yura:sakuramochi, a type of rice cake
Natsuko: ようかん
[pause]Yura:yōkan, or sweet bean jelly
Natsuko: プリン
[pause]Yura:Japanese custard pudding
Natsuko: ラムネ
[pause]Yura:ramune, or sugar candy pellets

Outro

Yura:There you have it – five sweets/desserts in Japan! We have more vocab lists available at JapanesePod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Natsuko: またね!"

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March 11th, 2013 at 06:30 PM
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Do you like sweets and desserts? What's your favorite one?

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October 25th, 2018 at 05:37 PM
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皆さん、コメントありがとうございます!


>こんにちは、Ashlynnさん

「彼ら」という表現は人に対して使いますよ。物であれば、「それら」(those)や「これら」(these)と言います。


>こんにちは、Jordiさん

和菓子屋さんにあると思いますよ。スーパーやコンビニにもあるかもしれません。


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Ashlynn
September 12th, 2018 at 08:58 AM
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彼らはすべてとてもいいと思う!


Jordi
September 7th, 2018 at 06:21 PM
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抹茶だいふくもちがとてもすきです。

抹茶だいふくもちはどこで買いますか。

どうもありがとう。

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August 3rd, 2013 at 03:20 PM
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Kyle さん、

「どっちが先に作られましたか」ですね:wink:

It's ramune drink.


The ramune drink was first brought to Japan in (I think late) 1800s, as lemonade.

Japanese company started selling their own ramune drink in late 1800s, so we have

longer history and all the Japanese consider this very refreshing drink as summer drink.

It appears in many anime of old days as well.

The confectionery ramune should have less history. I'm foggy how it started, but

it should be from somewhere in 1900s. At least the oldest I know was first sold in 1960s.


The reason why this confectionery was named as ramune could be because it tastes

like the ramune drink. It melts in water and makes the similar taste drink, right? :wink:


Natsuko(奈津子),

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Kyle
July 31st, 2013 at 08:25 AM
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どっちが一番作ったものですか?飲み物のラムネとかお菓子のラムネ?


Which was made first? The ramune drink or the ramune candy?


Thanks!

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June 18th, 2013 at 04:01 PM
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muzackir-san,

:open_mouth::open_mouth: £200?! Wow...you really love dorayaki!! :smile:


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muzackir-san
June 16th, 2013 at 06:59 PM
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yes yes =D they are the greatest dessert on earth spent £200 on them

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June 16th, 2013 at 06:47 PM
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muzackir-san,

you mean, "dora yaki"? Do you like that?


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muzackir-san
June 15th, 2013 at 08:04 PM
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DORIYAKI!?!?!

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May 1st, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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マイケルさん、

that's fine! Glad we didn't have typo or mistakes on PDF :smile:

Whenever you have doubts and/or questions, please feel free to post!


Natsuko(奈津子),

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