Monday, September 24, 2012

Japanese Words For the Day: Produce 2

 Grapes are 葡萄 (Budo)
 Lemon is レモン (Remon)
 Nectarine is ネクタリン (Nekutarin)
 Western Oranges are オレンジ (Orenji) 
Mandarin Orange is ミカン (Mikan)

8 comments:

  1. you'll be speaking Japanese before you know it!

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  2. Very good. It's nice to learn another language.

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  3. The Japanese word for 'lemon' is 'REMON'???
    Oh, you just can't make this stuff up!! :-)

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    1. Believe it or not, but the "L" sound (along with the "V" sound) are virtually non-existent in the Japanese language. When words are broken down and "transformed" L changes to R, and V changes to B.

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    2. So, I wouldn't be accused of racism if I ordered "Remonade"?

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    3. Remonedo would be the correct word. But the absent L sound in Japanese is where the sterotypes come from.

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