60 Japanese words for household objects

LIVING ROOM (リビング ribingu or 居間 ima)

1。 アーマチェア [āmuchea] ~ arm chair

2。電気スタンド [denki-sutando] ~ desk lamp; floor lamp

3。絵 [e] ~ painting

4。エアコン [eakon] ~ air conditioner

5。エンドテーブル [endo tēburu] ~ end table

6。電話 [denwa] ~ phone

7。ヒーター [hītā] ~ space heater

8。本棚 [hondana] ~ bookshelf; bookcase

9。コーヒーテールブ [kōhī tēburu] ~ coffee table

10。ソファー [sofā] ~ sofa

11。テレビ [terebi] ~ TV

BEDROOM (寝室 shinshitsu)

12。ベッド [beddo] ~ bed

13。ふとん [futon] ~ futon

14。カーテン [kāten] ~ curtains

15。枕 [makura] ~ pillow

16。目覚まし時計 [mezamashi-dokei] ~ alarm clock

17。毛布 [mōfu] ~ blanket

18。ナイトスタンド [naitosutando] ~ nightstand

19。シーツ [shītsu] ~ sheet

20。たんす [tansu] ~ chest of drawers

BATHROOM (バスルーム or 風呂場)

21。バスタオル [basu-taoru] ~ bath towel

22。ブラシ [burashi] ~ brush

23。ドライヤー [doraiyā] ~ hair dryer

24。歯ブラシ [ha-burashi] ~ toothbrush

25。鏡 [kagami] ~ mirror

26。シャワー [shawā] ~ shower

27。石鹸 [sekken] ~ soap

28。トイレットペーパー [toiretto pēpā] ~ toilet paper

DINING ROOM (ダイニング or 食堂)

29。フォーク [fōku] ~ fork

30。コップ [koppu] ~ glass; cup

31。ナイフ [naifu] ~ table knife

32。紙ナプキン [kami-napukin] ~ napkin

33。皿 [sara] ~ plate

34。スパチュラ [supachura] ~ spatula

35。スプーン [supūn] ~ spoon

36。テーブルクロス [tēburu-kurosu] ~ table cloth

37。器 [utsuwa] ~ bowl

KITCHEN (キツチン or 台所)

38。電子レンジ [denshi-renji] ~ mircrowave oven

39。冷凍庫 [reitōko] or フリーザー [furīzā] ~ freezer

40。椅子 [isu] ~ chair

41。コンロ [konro] ~ stove

42。キャビネット[kyabinetto] ~ cabinet

43。オーブン [ōbun] ~ oven

44。冷蔵庫 [reizōko] ~ refrigerator

45。食器洗い機 [shokki-arai-ki] ~ dishwasher

46。流し台 [nagashidai] or シンク [shinku] ~ sink

47。テーブル [tēburu] ~ table

48。ボール [bōru] ~ mixing bowl

49。フードプロセッサー [fūdo purosessā] ~ food processor

50。フライパン [furaipan] ~ frying pan

51。包丁 [hōchō] ~ chef’s knife

52。泡立て器 [awatateki] ~ whisk

53。計量カップ [keiryō kappu] ~ measuring cup

54。計量スプーン [keiryō supūn] ~ measuring spoon

55。コーヒーメーカー [kōhīmēkā] ~ coffee maker

56。まな板 [manaita] ~ cutting board

57。ミキサー [mikisā] ~ blender

58。鍋 [nabe] ~ pot

59。トースター [tōsutā] ~ toaster

60。ざる [zaru] ~ colander

Japanese Transitive-Intransitive Pairs 他動詞と自動詞

Verbs in Japanese come in pairs: and transitive verbs, which take direct objects, and intransitive verbs, which do not. The difficulty in learning this is that in English, we usually use the same verb for both transitive and intransitive, for example:

I grow beans in my yard.

Beans grow in my yard.

In Japanese, you simply have to memorize the pairs of verbs, for example:

庭に豆を生やす。Niwa ni mame wo hayasu.

I grow beans in my yard.

豆が庭に生える。Mame ga niwa ni haeru.

Beans grow in my yard.

While there is no definite rule to memorizing these, there are patterns.

  • All verbs ending in す are transitive. All verbs ending in ある (including other kana from the あ row) are intransitive.
  • Transitive verbs tend to end in -える with their intransitive counterpart ending in -あす (i.e. でる、だす).

Vocabulary (tra.、intran.)

生やす、生える  - to grow, to (be) grown (はやす、はえる)

痛める、痛む  - to hurt, to (be) hurt (いためる、いたむ)

見付ける、見付かる  - to find, to be found (みつける、みつかる)

増やす、増える  - to increase, to increase or be increased (ふやす、ふえる)増やす is also written 増す(ます)

燃やす、燃える  to burn, to burn or be burned (もやす、もえる)

入る、入れる  - to enter, to add (はいる、いれる)

暖める、暖まる  - to warm, to warm up or be warmed (あたためる、あたたまる)

負かす、負ける  - to defeat, to lose (まかす、まける)

落とす、落ちる  - to fall, to fall (be dropped) (おとす、おちる)

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Korean Slang: Texting

ㅋㅋ  sound of giggling/laughing

ㅠㅠ/ㅜㅜ  sad/crying eyes

ㅎㅎ(하하)   Haha

ㅇㅇ(응)  Yes

ㅉㅉ  tsk tsk 

ㅇㅋ(오키)  Okay

ㄱㅅ(감사)  Thank you

ㅊㅋ(축하)  Congratulations

ㄴㄴ(노노)  No

ㅈㅅ(죄송)  Sorry

ㄱㄷ(기다려)  Wait

ㄱㄱ(고고)  Gogo

ㅂㅂ(바이바이)  Bye Bye

ㄷㄷ(덜덜)  I’m shivering

ㅅㄱ(수고) Well done/Good job

Garden Vocabulary

Originally posted by kmkibum

General

Garden 庭園 「ていえん」

Gardener 庭師 「にわし」

Lawn 芝生 「しばふ」

Growing field 畑 「はたけ」

Vegetable garden 菜園 「さいえん」

Plant 植物 「しょくぶつ」

Flower 花 「はな」

Flower bud つぼみ 

Seed 種 「たね」

Tree 木 「き」

Tree (specifically in a garden) 庭木 「にわき」

Fruit 果物 「くだもの」

Vegetable 野菜 「やさい」

Pond 池 「いけ」

Mulching マルチング

Soil 土 「ど」

Fertilizer 肥料 「ひりょう」



Tools

Rake 熊手 「くまで」

Shovel (pointed tip) シャベル

Spade (flat tip) 鋤 「すき」

Hoe 鍬 「くわ」

Pruning Shears 剪定鋏 「せんていばさみ」

Pitchfork ピッチフォーク

Trowel 金ごて 「かなごて」

Wheelbarrow 手押し車 「ておしぐるま」

Lawnmower 芝刈り機 「しばかりき」

Watering-can じょうろ

Hose ホース

Tiller ティラー


Vegetation

Tomato トマト

Cucumber キュウリ 「胡瓜」

Watermelon スイカ 「西瓜」

Bell Peppers/Capsicum ピーマン

Eggplant/Aubergine ナス  「茄子」

Corn トウモロコシ

Carrots 人参 「にんじん」

Lettuce レタス

Broccoli ブロコリ

Cabbage キャベツ

Napa Cabbage 白菜 「はくさい」

Strawberry イチゴ 

Apple リンゴ

Peach 桃 「もも」

Pear 梨 「なし」



Trees/Plants

Hollyhock 葵 「あおい」

Oak オーク 

Oak 楢 「なら」

Kurogane Holly クロガネモチ

Camellia ツバキ

Black Pine 黒松 「くろまつ」

Cryptomeria 杉 「すぎ」

Japanese Maple イロハモミジ also 紅葉 「もみじ」

Maple カエデ

Cherry 桜 「さくら」

Japanese Plum/Apricot 梅「ウメ」

Magnolia コブシ


Flowers

Chrysanthemum 菊 「きく」

Cherry Blossom 桜 「さくら」

Camellia ツバキ

Rose バラ

Lily ユリ

Forget-me-not 忘れな草 or 勿忘草「わすれなぐさ」

Magnolia コブシ

Orchid 蘭 「らん」

Tulip チューリップ

Carnation カーネーション

Hydrangea アジサイ

Iris アイリス

Morning Glory 朝顔 「あさがお」

Violet スミレ

Plum 梅 「うめ」


Verbs

To plant/grow 植える 「うえる」

To sow 蒔く 「まく」

To grow/sprout 生える 「はえる」

To maintain soil 土作りをする 「どつくりをする」

To water a plant 水をやる 「みずをやる」

To harvest 収穫する 「しゅうかくする」

To pick a fruit/vegetable 採る 「とる」

To pick a flower 摘む 「つむ」

To fertilize 肥やす 「こやす」

Self-Introduction | 自己紹介「じこしょうかい」

Hey guys, today we’re gonna look into self-introductions in Japanese. I’m going to try and go into some detail, and provide examples of the different topics you can talk about in your introduction! I’ll use random information in the examples, so just substitute those details for your own when practicing or writing your own introductions!

Meet someone for the first time | 初めて人に会う 「はじめてひとにあう」

When you meet someone for the first time in Japan you should say 始めまして「はじめまして」 or よろしくお願い「よろしくおねがい」 (or both) and bow. はじめまして is generally translated as “Nice to meet you” but its literal translation is ‘first time’, so it’s like saying “It’s my first time meeting you”. よろしくお願い is kind of hard to translate directly into English, but it also basically means “Nice to meet you” and “Please look after me”. In response to よろしくお願いします, you can say こちらこそよろしくお願いします which basically means “It’s nice to meet you, too”.

The level of politeness that you should use when speaking to the person for the first time depends on who that person if. If it’s a boss/teacher, someone in a higher position than you, or someone that is older than you then you should definitely use keigo 「敬語・けいご」! But if it’s someone the same age as you, you can get away with using teineigo 「丁寧語・ていねいご」!And if it’s a friend of a friend that is a similar age to you, then it would be fine to use informal language!

An example of a basic introduction would be;
トム:始めまして。トムです。よろしくお願いします。
ベッキー:始めまして。ベッキーです。こちらこそよろしくお願いします。

Introduction | 自己紹介「じこしょうかい」

If you’re in a situation where you have to provide more details in your self-introduction, I would follow this guideline:

  1. Say your full name (say your last name first, and then your first name).
  2. Say where you’re from (you can go into detail and say the name of the country you’re from, where you were born, where you live, etc.)
  3. Say your age.
  4. Here is where you can talk about anything really: occupation, studies, hobbies and interests, favourite things, etc.
  5. Finish off with a polite greeting.

So for example you could say something like:
始めまして、ハリス・ベッキーと申します。生まれはブリズベーンですが、育ちはシドニーです。二十四歳です。私は大学生です。学部の二年生です。私の専攻は言語学です。趣味は日本語を勉強することです。よろしくお願いします。

Nice to meet you. My name is Becky Harris. I was born in Brisbane, but grew up in Sydney. I’m 24 years old. I’m a university student. I’m in my second year. My major is linguistics. My interest is studying Japanese. Please look after me.


It’s important to note that when saying your own name, you shouldn’t attach suffixes such as ~さん、~ちゃん、etc. to your own name because it’s considered rude to address yourself like that.

Hobbies
My hobby is…・私の趣味は….・わたしのしゅみは….

Cooking・料理をする ・りょうりをする
Dancing・ダンシングをする
Hanging out with friends・友達に会う・ともだちにあう
Listening to music・音楽を聞く・おんがくをきく
Reading・読書・どくしょ
Singing・歌う・うたう
Sports・スポーツをする
Studying・勉強をする・べんきょうをする
Surfing the net・ネットにのる
Watching movies・映画を見る・えいがをみる

Occupation
I’m an…・私は…です

Doctor・医者・いしゃ
English Teacher・英語の先生・えいごのせんせい
Hairdresser・美容師・びようし
Nurse・看護師・かんごし
Office worker・会社員・かいしゃいん
Photographer・写真家・しゃしんか
Shop assistant・店員・てんいん
Teacher・先生・せんせい
University student・大学生・だいがくせい
Vlogger・ブロガー

tips for learning a language (things i wish i knew before i started)
  1. don’t be intimidated by foreign alphabets, embrace them. for me, learning the alphabet is actually one of the most fun parts of the learning experience. 
  2. learn to laugh at yourself because you are going to make a lot of mistakes. its all part of the fun. 
  3. take it easy. if you’re getting frustrated, take a quick break and just breathe. no one just learns an entire language overnight. work to the best of your ability but don’t overwork yourself.
  4. learning a language isn’t just about memorising. learning a language is about learning to communicate, and you’ll need to form an understanding of the thought process behind the language in order to achieve fluency. this is not an overnight process. take it slow friends. 
  5. dont worry too much about pronunciation at the beginning. of course, pronunciation is important but don’t beat yourself up over not getting it right away. try your best but cut yourself some slack.  
  6. be proud of yourself! you’re taking the time to learn a completely new language! its tough, but you’re doing it! that in itself is admirable. so be proud of yourself and keep going!

Medical Terminology! YAY! ✺◟( • ω • )◞✺

Just more fun words to know. :)

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Acne にきび :  面皰
Allergy アレルギー
Asthma ぜんそく :  喘息
Bee sting ハチさしきず  :  ハチ刺し傷
Bruise だぼくしょう :  打撲傷
Burn やけど :  火傷
Cold  かぜ  :  風邪
Constipation べんぴ :  便秘
Cough せき :  咳
Diarrhea げり :  下痢
Dizziness めまい :  目眩
Ear infection じえん :  耳炎
Fatigue ひろう  :  疲労
Fever ねつ :  熱
Flu  インフルエンザ
Food poisoning しょくちゅうどく :  食中毒
Frostbite とうしょう :  凍傷
Headache ずつう :  頭痛
Heartburn むねやけ  :  胸焼け
Hives じんましん :  蕁麻疹
Indigestion しょうかふりょう :  消化不良
Ingrown nail かんにゅうそう :  陥入爪
Itchy かゆい :  痒い
Lump こぶ :  瘤
Nausea はきけ :  吐き気
Nosebleed はなぢ :  鼻血
Pain くつう :  苦痛
Rash はっしん :  発疹
Runny nose はなみず :  鼻水
Sore throat のどのいたみ :  喉の痛み
Sprain ねんざ :  捻挫
Sunburn ひやけ :  日焼け
Toothache しつう :  歯痛
Vomiting おうと :  嘔吐

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Shopping

Hey guys, today’s post is going to focus on the kind of vocabulary and expressions you’d need to know if you were out shopping in Japan!

Vocabulary:
Bakery・パン屋・ぱんや
Book store・本屋・ほんや
Clothes store・洋服屋・ようふくや
Convenience store・コンビニ
Department store・デパート
Pharmacy・薬局・やっきょく
Post office・郵便局・ゆうびんきょく
Shoe store・靴屋・くつや
Shopping・買い物・かいもの
Shopping centre・商店街・しょうてんがい
Supermarket・スーパー
The store・お店・おみせ

Bag・鞄・かばん
Beanie・ビーニー帽・ニット帽
Bra・ブラジャー
Clothes・服・ふく
Coat・コート
Dress・ドレス(or ワンピース)
Hat・帽子・ぼうし
Gloves・手袋・てぶくろ
Jacket・上着・うわぎ(or ジャケット)
Jeans・ジーンズ
Pants・ズボン
Pyjamas・パジャマ
Scarf・スカーフ
Shoes・靴・くつ
Shorts・シャツ
Skirts・スカート
Socks・靴下・くつした
Sweater・セーター
Swimsuit・水着・みずぎ
T-shirts・T-シャツ
Underwear・下着・したぎ

Expressions:
What are you looking for?・何をお探しですか。
No, I’m just looking.・いえ、見ているだけです。
Do you mind if I just look around.・ちょっと見せてください。
Excuse me, can you help me?・すみません、ちょっといいですか。

Do you have any…・…はありますか。
Can I try this on?・着てみてもいいですか。
Could I see this shirt?・このシャツ見せてもらってものいいですか。

Do you have a bigger size?・もっと大きいサイズはありますか?
Do you have a smaller size? もっと小さいものはありますか。
Do you have this in another colour?・違う色はありますか?

How much is it?・いくらですか。
It’s expensive.・高いですね。
Wow, that’s cheap.・それは安いですね。

I’ll take it.・これをください。
I’ll buy this.・これ買います。
I’d like to return this.・これを返品したいのですが。

Introducing Language Printables

My boyfriend and I are trying to save up so we can rent a new place and get married, so we have been working hard on a new project: Japanese Learning Printables, which we’re selling on Etsy. He’s a professional graphic designer and I have been teaching languages since 2003, so we decided to put our professional skills together and design some products that we hope Japanese learners will find useful.

Here’s a brief overview of what we’ve made so far:
Language Study Printables Pack 1

This bundle contains eight different printables in PDF format, both in A4 and letter size. Colour and black and white versions are included.

There are New Kanji blank sheets for you to practice kanji, with spaces for mnemonics, stroke order, on’yomi and kun’yomi, example sentences and more. Language Exchange sheets allow you to document new vocabulary and phrases, as well as cultural points as you participate in language exchange, meaning you get more out of your experience and can review afterwards. There’s also space for feedback for your partner and goal tracking. 

To increase productivity you can track your reading and study hours with these Reading Log and Study Log pages.

To keep track of new words or compounds you can use our New Vocabulary sheet, with space for readings, example sentences, so you can lean in context, and review tracking included.
Learning in real-life context is particularly difficult for self-studiers, so with this in mind we designed  this Grocery List printable, which you prepare at home, as you would a normal list, then take shopping so that you can use Japanese in context, even if you’re in a non-Japanese environment. 
Also included in the Language Study Printables Pack 1 are Anime Log and Drama Log trackers, where you can note down examples of words in context you encounter when watching Japanese TV, track where and when you heard them and monitor your reviews.

Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Journal Prompt Printables
There are three different levels available individually, or you can buy the bundle and get all three at a discount.  Again the printables come in PDF format, including both A4 and letter size versions.

Designed with self-studiers in mind, these packs cover basic to advanced Japanese, including topics on your interests, memories, goals, as well as your opinions on a variety of current events, cultural points and social issues.

Each pack contains 31 unique language prompts, one for every day of the month.

  • Beginners Journal Prompts should be good for self-studiers who are at around JLPT N5/N4 level, or who are working through Genki I and II. Topics include writing about your environment and interests, whilst giving you opportunities to use beginner level grammar and vocabulary. An English translation cheat sheet is included to help you if you get lost. 
  • Intermediate Journal Prompts would best suit those at about JLPT N3/N2, or working through a textbook like Tobira.  Topics include writing for different purposes, talking about culture, re-telling anecdotes and expressing your opinions. An English translation cheat sheet is included to help you if you get lost.
  • Advanced Journal Prompts are designed for those at N2/N1 JLPT level, or beyond. They are written by a native Japanese speaker and are designed to help you create independent texts on engaging and relevant topics, whilst using advanced language skills such as persuasion, criticism, and expressing nuanced opinions that often appears at this level.

We really hope that you will take a look at LanguagePrintables on Etsy and favourite our store. We put a lot of thought into making these as useful as possible, and so we would very much appreciate your support through buying or simply reblogging this post.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask. If you have a request for a language learning printable you’d like to see on our store in the future, then please let us know!

cute onomatope words

ビュービュー whistling sound; sound of the wind

わくわく tremble; excited

ぽかぽか nice and warm

ふんわり gently; airily; fluffy

ピンピン lively

にこにこ friendly smile

そっと softly; gently; quietly

すらすら smoothly

すやすや sleeping peacefully

ザーザー heavy rainfall

さらさら murmuring

ころころ lightly rolling

きらきら sparkle

ふわふわ fluffy

ぴかぴか glitter; twinkle

I love the marketing for this brand… The orange “Let’s go, mango” drink is obvious enough, and the pink is a delicious strawberry pun. Ichi-go, ichi-e(一期一会 / literally, “One time, one meeting”) is a common saying the means that you should treasure every meeting as once in a lifetime. And the word for strawberry (苺) also happens to be read ichigo, and there’s your Japanese lesson for today. 

☆  Sports Vocabulary List  ☆ 

Aikido あいきどう (合気道)
Archery アーチェリー
(Japanese) Archery きゅうどう (弓道)
Badminton バドミントン
Baseball やきゅう(野球)
Basketball バスケットボール
Bowling ボーリング
Boxing ボクシング
Competitive eating はやぐい (早食い) / おおぐい (大食い)
Cricket クリケット
Croquet クロッケー
Curling カーリング
Cycling サイクリング
Darts ダーツ
Diving ダイビング
Dodgeball ドッジボール
Fishing つり (釣り)
Football フットボール
Golf ゴルフ
Gymnastics たいそう (体操)
Hockey ホッケー
Horseback riding じょうば (乗馬)
Jogging ジョギング
Judo じゅうどう (柔道)
Karate からて (空手)
Kendo けんどう (剣道)
Quidditch クィディッチ
Racquetball ラケットボール
Rugby ラグビー
Running ランニング
Shooting しゃげき (射撃)
Skating スケート
Skiing スキー
Snowboarding スノーボーディング
Soccer サッカー
Softball ソフトボール
Sumo wrestling すもう (相撲)
Surfing サーフィン
Swimming すいえい (水泳)
Table tennis/Ping-pong たっきゅう (卓球) / ピンポン
Tennis テニス
Volleyball バレーボール
Water skiing すいじょうスキー (水上スキー)
Wrestling レスリング

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Onomatopoeia - Rain

しとしと  - quietly falling rain; drizzle

じとじと - high humidity, the type of rain that is common during the rainy season 

ぽたりぽたり - like the drops of water that fall from trees or roofs after the rain has stopped

ぽつり - small drops of water falling 

ざーざー - Heavy downpour

ぱらぱら - light rain

ぽつぽつ - light rain, like the first few drops before the rain really starts