Friday, September 21, 2012

Japanese Words for the Day: Produce

 Apples are 林檎 (Ringo)
 Apricots are 杏 (Anzu)
 Blueberries are ブルーベリー (Buruberi)
 Figs are 無花果 (Ichijiku)
Cherries are サクランボ (Sakuranbo) 

8 comments:

  1. The blueberry one made me laugh. They just took that from English.

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    1. A lot of Japanese words are like that. Even some words they had words for already. English has been really popular since post-WWII, so most is borrowed from English words rather than them make something up.

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  2. The apples are going to the Beatles haha

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    Humbly,
    Steven B.

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  4. beautiful photos with japanese words

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  5. ringo, what a strange name for apples :)

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