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Learn Japanese Food Vocabulary and Drink Words

If you are looking for a place to build on your basic Japanese vocabulary - especially when it comes to learning Japanese food vocabulary and drink words, this page should help you get a decent start. Look through the list below to see what new food and drink words you can learn in Japanese today with our Japanese to English food dictionary!

On this page you'll find plenty of helpful food and drink words separated into the following categories: Food Words in Japanese, Drink Words in Japanese, and General Food and Drink Related Words and Phrases in Japanese.

There's also a comment section where you can connect with other Japanese learners, some useful resources on Amazon that can help you continue your learning, and some Japanese-themed articles for you to read through. If you are particularly interested in Japanese cuisine, then be sure to check out the article on how to make homemade Furikake (a type of Japanese seasoning).

Beyond this you'll find a list of words and phrases that other visitors have asked to be translated from English to Japanese, so if you happen to know the translations, then feel free to submit them to the site using the form just below the list. All submitted content is added during a future update. Don't forget to follow or like us on Facebook or Twitter if you want to be informed of such updates - the subscribe links are near the bottom of the page as well, near the submit form.

Japanese Food and Drink Words:

Whether you are learning about Japanese food and drink words in Japan, taking an online Japanese class, or plan to enrol yourself in Japanese language immersion school, our Japanese to English dictionary is always being updated with new food and drink words in Japanese which makes it an excellent supplement for those trying to learn how to speak Japanese.

View this list of Japanese food and drink words with translations from: Japanese to English or English to Japanese

(Words in bold added during the last update. Latest additions can also been seen on our Twitter page: LearnJapaneseCL.)

Food Words in Japanese:

Aisu kuriimu ➔ Ice cream

Banana ➔ Banana

Bataa ➔ Butter

Chiizu ➔ Cheese

Daikon ➔ Japanese radish

Hourensou ➔ Spinach

Ichigo ➔ Strawberry

Keeki ➔ Cake

Maguro ➔ Tuna

Meron ➔ Melon

Momo ➔ Peach

Nashi ➔ Pear

Negi ➔ Green onion

Niku ➔ Meat

Onigiri ➔ Riceball

Orenji ➔ Orange

Pan ➔ Bread

Sakana ➔ Fish

Satou ➔ Sugar

Su ➔ Vinegar

Tako ➔ Octopus

Tamago ➔ Egg

Tomato ➔ Tomato

Wasabi ➔ Horse radish

Drink Words in Japanese:

Biru ➔ Beer

Juusu ➔ Juice

Kokoa ➔ Cocoa

Koohii ➔ Coffee

Miruku ➔ Milk

Mizu ➔ Water

Ocha ➔ Japanese Tea

Wain ➔ Wine

General Food and Drink Related Words and Phrases in Japanese:

Itadakimasu ➔ I will receive (Said before eating)

Gochisosama / Ogochisousama deshita ➔ Thanks for the good meal (Said after eating)

Onaka ➔ Stomach

Onaka ga suita ➔ I'm hungry

Onaka ga ippai desu ➔ I'm full

Asagohan ➔ Breakfast

Hirugohan ➔ Lunch

Bangohan ➔ Dinner

Aisu kuriimu o kudasai ➔ I would like some ice cream

Irasshaimasen ➔ Restaurant greeting (Said to the person entering the restaurant)

Kissaten ➔ Coffee shop

Oishii ➔ Delicious

Tabeta ➔ Ate


As many of the translations in the list above are user submitted, it's quite possible for there to be mistakes on the page. If you speak Japanese and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.

The Fine Print

I don't speak Japanese myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.

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