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にほんご

たべもの

Food

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Learn these food words in Japanese.

1. Japanese food and drink

Japanese English

chaahan チャーハン fried rice


misoshiru みそしる soup made of a soybean paste
obentō おべんとう home packed lunch put in a box usually
with rice, fish and vegetables
ocha おちゃ green tea
soba そば noodles made of buckwheat
sushi すし cooked rice with a filling usually of raw
seafood

2. Other food and drink


Japanese English

ame あめ sweets
furaidopoteto フライドポテト french fries, hot chips
hanbaagaa ハンバーガー hamburger
juusu ジュース juice
keeki ケーキ cake
kudamono くだもの fruit
kukkii クッキー cookie
mizu みず water
tabemono たべもの food
yasai やさい vegetables
1. Food culture

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Japanese English
Nihon no tabemono  Japanese food
にほん の たべもの
asagohan あさごはん breakfast
hirugohan ひるごはん lunch
bangohan ばんごはん dinner
miso みそ soup made of a soybean paste
sushi すし cooked rice with a filling usually of
raw seafood
tempura てんぷら battered and deep fried vegetables
or seafood
natto なっと sticky breakfast made of fermented
soybeans
obentō おべんとう home packed lunch put in a box
usually with rice, fish and vegetables

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Task 1

What are these food and drinks called in Japanese?

Label each picture in Japanese.

Task 2

Read the Japanese word and draw a picture of the food


or drink item in the box above it.

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ame あめ yasai やさい ocha おちゃ

kudamono くだもの keeki ケーキ kukkii クッキー

Asagohan あさごはん: _______________________________

Hirugohan ひるごはん: ______________________________

Bangohan ばんごはん: _______________________________

Task 3

What did you have for the following meals yesterday?


Name at least 2 items for each.

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Food likes and dislikes

ga suki desu
 Food が  すき  です。= I like ___
ga k i r a i desu
 Food が  きらい  です。= I hate ___
ga suki desu ka
 Food が  すき  です  か。= Do you like
___?

Look at how you use the grammar pattern above to write


sentences about your food likes and dislikes in Japanese.

Japanese English

Keeki ga suki desu. I like cake.


ケーキ が すき です。
Yasai ga kirai desu. I hate vegetables.
やさい が きらい です。
Sushi ga suki desu ka? Do you like sushi?
すし が すき です か。

Task 4

Read the food items listed below. If you like the food, write Page | 6

the name of it in Japanese under the column ‘suki’. If you


don’t, write it under the column ‘kirai’.
 ame あめ
 furaidopoteto フライドポテト
 hanbaagaa ハンバーガー
 keeki ケーキ
 kudamono くだもの
 kukkii クッキー
 yasai やさい
 chaahan チャーハン
 sushi すし
 tempura てんぷら
 Nihon no tabemono にほん の たべもの

SUKI KIRAI

Task 5

Using the grammar pattern on page 6 of this booklet,


write four sentences:

1. Write two sentences about food you like.


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2. Write two sentences about food you hate.

(Try and use hiragana.)


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Task 6

Using the grammar pattern on page 6 of this booklet, ask


your partner if he/she likes the foods pictured below.

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