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:

Bob Bushell said...

Yummy.

DWei said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

The apples are going to the Beatles haha

Adam said...

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.

Steven Brown said...

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Humbly,
Steven B.

Riot Kitty said...

So Ringo Starr...??

sm said...

beautiful photos with japanese words

DEZMOND said...

ringo, what a strange name for apples :)