Japanese word list 1

 

Aji o arawasu kotoba

tastes & flavor related words and expressions in Japanese

 

■ Level ① Kihon no kotoba 8   (Basic 8 words)

 

Ikutsu koba o shitte imasu ka?  Shitte-itu kotoba o check shimashoo!

(How many words do you know? Check the box for each word you know.)

 

    imi (meaning)    chekku (check)
 (1)oishii  delicious, yummy
 (2)mazui  taste bad, awful, disgusting
 (3)maamaa  so so
 (4)amai  sweet
 (5)karai  spicy, hot
 (6)suppai  sour
 (7)shoppai  salty
 (8)nigai  bitter

 

■ Reibun (Example sentences)

① kono Raamen wa oishii desu.    /   This Raamen is delicious.

A: Sore,  oishii desu ka?    /  Is that delicious?

B: Maamaa desu.   / So so.

Karai tabemono wa suki janai desu.   / I don’t like spicy food.

 

■ Level ② Basic words 9  (Basic 9 words)

ikutsu  kotoba  o  shitte-imasu  ka?

=  How many words you know?

                          Imi /  meaning   check
 (1)umai  delicious   (male speech)
 (2)koi  to have a strong tastes (strong coffee), strongly seasoned / thick, dark(color)
 (3)usui  not to have much tastes (weak coffee), bland, lightly seasoned  / thin(meat), pale(color)
 (4)aji ga  nai  to have no taste, tasteless
 (5)ama garai  salty-sweet
 (6)ama zuppai  sweet-and-sour
 (7)shibui  astringent, mouth perckering, bitter (persimmon   fruit)
 (8)          aburakkoi  greasy, oily
 (9)mizuppoi  watery(beer), wishy-wash(tea), sloppy(stew)

 

■ Reibun  / Example sentences

chotto aji ga usui desu ne.    /  It doesn’t have much tastes.

shio o totte kudasai.              /  Can you pass me the salt, please?

kono koohii wa kosugi masu.  /   This coffee is too strong.

miruku o kudasai.  /  Can I have some milk, please?

koi koohii ga suki desu.  / I like my coffee strong.

esupuresso  ga daisuki desu.  /  I love expresso.