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:

Pat Hatt said...

I can eat Budo by the ton.

Christine said...

you'll be speaking Japanese before you know it!

Ruth said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

As long as it's okay with Budo. ;-)

Adam said...

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.

Al Penwasser said...

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

Adam said...

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