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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 7! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Food &Drink. These are five common vegetables in Japan. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at JapanesePod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Yura:Natsuko, what’s our first word?
Natsuko:キュウリ
Yura:cucumber
Natsuko:(slow) キュウリ (regular) キュウリ
Yura:Listeners, please repeat:
Natsuko:キュウリ
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura:
Cucumbers in Japan are smaller and a darker green than Western cucumbers. Cucumber is one of the most popular summer vegetables. -
Yura:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Natsuko:(normal) 日本人の多くはキュウリの漬物が好きです。
Yura:Many Japanese like eating cucumbers pickled with salt.
Natsuko:(slow) 日本人の多くはキュウリの漬物が好きです。
Yura:Okay, what’s the next word?
Natsuko:ピーマン
Yura:green pepper
Natsuko:(slow) ピーマン (regular) ピーマン
Yura:Listeners, please repeat:
Natsuko:ピーマン
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura:
The Japanese green pepper, or pīman, is smaller and less watery than the Western green pepper. Due to its bitter taste when raw, many people prefer it cooked. -
Yura:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Natsuko:(normal) ピーマンは苦いので、ピーマンが嫌いな子供がたくさんいます。
Yura:Many children don't like green pepper in Japan due to its bitter taste.
Natsuko:(slow) ピーマンは苦いので、ピーマンが嫌いな子供がたくさんいます。
Yura:Okay, what’s the next word?
Natsuko:玉ねぎ
Yura:onion
Natsuko:(slow) 玉ねぎ (regular) 玉ねぎ
Yura:Listeners, please repeat:
Natsuko:玉ねぎ
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura:Onions are used in many Japanese dishes; boiled, fried and so on. Onions generate a sweet taste when cooked, which is one of the key flavours in traditional Japanese cuisine. -
Yura:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Natsuko:(normal) 最近の研究で、玉ねぎを食べると血流がよくなることがわかりました。
Yura:Recent studies show that eating onions improves blood flow.
Natsuko:(slow) 最近の研究で、玉ねぎを食べると血流がよくなることがわかりました。
Yura:Okay, what’s the next word?
Natsuko:なすび
Yura:eggplant, aubergine
Natsuko:(slow) なすび (regular) なすび
Yura:Listeners, please repeat:
Natsuko:なすび
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura:The Japanese eggplant, nasubi, is small and has an elongated shape. Its stalk end is a very dark violet, almost black colour. -
Yura:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Natsuko:(normal) なすびの中でも、秋なすを食べると体温を下げると言われています。
Yura:Eating Japanese eggplants, particularly autumn eggplants, is said to lower body temperature.
Natsuko:(slow) なすびの中でも、秋なすを食べると体温を下げると言われています。
Yura:Okay, what’s the last word?
Natsuko:にんじん
Yura:carrot
Natsuko:(slow) にんじん (regular) にんじん
Yura:Listeners, please repeat:
Natsuko:にんじん
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura:
Carrots are one of the most unpopular vegetables amongst children in Japan. However, many adults try to eat carrots for their supposed health and beauty benefits. -
Yura:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Natsuko:(normal) 日本の親は、子供のために、にんじんをクッキーの型で星や花の形に切ります。
Yura:Parents in Japan often cut carrots into star or flower shapes for their children using cookie cutters.
Natsuko:(slow) 日本の親は、子供のために、にんじんをクッキーの型で星や花の形に切ります。
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:キュウリ
[pause]Yura:cucumber
Natsuko:ピーマン
[pause]Yura:green pepper
Natsuko:玉ねぎ
[pause]Yura:onion
Natsuko:なすび
[pause]Yura:eggplant, aubergine
Natsuko:にんじん
[pause]Yura:carrot

Outro

Yura:There you have it – five vegetables 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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April 8th, 2013 at 06:30 PM
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Many people don’t like to eat vegetables. What is your least favorite one?

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December 21st, 2014 at 10:19 PM
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FargoKraft-san,

konnichiwa!

Yes:sweat_smile: Words are very different, so usually people create some tricks to memorise them.

How about 'cucumber' being 'kyuri' => it starts with pretty much same sound of Q, and

like Yuri explained in the lesson, Japanese cucumber is smaller, or rather 'little' smaller.

Cu....Li(ttle) :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


Hope you can find the better trick:sweat_smile:


Natsuko (奈津子),

Team JapanesePod101.com

FargoKraft
December 18th, 2014 at 11:28 PM
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wow these words are so different from the english words haha. No idea how I'm going to remember these XD

JapanesePod101.com Verified
July 24th, 2013 at 04:41 PM
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レニさん、

:heart: レシピをありがとうございます!飲んでみたいです:grin:

今度作ってみます:sunglasses::thumbsup:

あ、でもディルは手にはいるかなぁ・・・

「ディル」は、日本語で「イノンド」と言うそうです。私も初めて知りました。

日本ではあまり見ないハーブかもしれませんね。


レニさんは、とても日本語がじょうずですね!:smile::thumbsup:


Thank you very much for the recipe! I'd love to try (tarator).

I'll try to make it some time.

Oh, but I wonder if I can get dill...

It seems "dill" is called "inondo" in Japanese. I didn't know that either.

Perhaps, it's a kind of herbs we don't often see in Japan.


Your Japanese is very good!


Natsuko(奈津子),

Team JapanesePod101.com

レ二
July 23rd, 2013 at 10:12 PM
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私はブルガリア人です。ブルガリア人の多くもきゅうりを食べます。ブルガリアで一番有名なきゅうりの料理は "tarator" と言う夏のスープです。 Tarator を飲んでみたいですか?:)

1.ヨーグルトと水を一緒によく混ぜてください(1:1)

2.ディルとニンニクを小さなピースに切れ、ヨーグルトと水に入れてください。

3.きゅうりも小さいピースに切れ、他のことにいれてください。

4.いただきます! :grin:

私は日本でホームステイに行った時、ホームステイの家族ためにtaratorを作りました。:smile:

ヨーグルトの母国はブルガリアだと知っていましたか? :smile:

すみません、私はまだ日本語が下手ですが、すぐ上手になりたいです!

Japanesepod101 Team、皆さん、ありがとうございます!


I am Bulgarian. Bulgarians eat a lot of cucumbers too. The most famous dish with cucumbers is a summer soup called "tarator". Do you want to try "tarator"? :)

1. Mix together yogurt and water (proportion 1 to 1, if the yogurt is too thick, you can add a little more water)

2. Cut dill and garlic to small pieces and add it to the mixed water and yogurt.

3. Cut one cucumber (or two if small) to small pieces too and add it to the mix.

4. Enjoy! :grin:

When I went to home stay in Japan I cooked "tarator" for my home stay family. :smile:

Did you know that the home country of yogurt is Bulgaria?

I am sorry, I am still bad in japanese, but I want to become good soon!

Japanesepod101 Team, Thank you all!

Greetings from Bulgaria! :heart: