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じゃが芋

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Words commonly used in modern Japanese #popular
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Words and expressions which are always written using hiragana or katakana. #uk
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noun (generic)
All kinds of Japanese nouns #noun

Reading

  • じゃが()(いも)
    じゃ
    jagaimo

Meaning

    • {plantk.} aardappel, aardappelplant, Solanum tuberosum
      • {cul.} aardappel
        • patate
          • Kartoffel, Solanum tuberosum
            • burgonya, krumpli
                      • papa, patata, patata, papa, papa, patata

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                          Potato

                          じゃが芋Image Potato: Public domain

                          Origin of the word ジャガイモ

                          Abbreviated of Dutch and Japanese word

                          Abbreviation of Dutch word Djakarta (Jakarta) and Japanese word imo (Potato) 1

                          ジャガタラ + = ジャガイモ

                          Potato

                          Is potato in Japanese jagaimo ジャガイモ or poteto ポテト?

                          Potato was introduced in Japan by Dutch traders and since then it has been extensively used in Japanese cuisine. There are two different words in Japanese to say potato: ジャガイモ and ポテト.


                          ジャガイモ is commonly used when talking about the raw vegetable or when it's cooked in a Japanese or Asian way. It's believed the potato was originally brought from Jakarta to southern Japan (Kyushu) by Dutch traders.

                          EnglishJapanese
                          Meat and potato stew肉じゃが

                          When the potato is cooked in a western way, the word ポテト is used instead. Some examples:

                          EnglishJapanese
                          French friesフライドポテト
                          Potato chipsポテトチップス
                          Mashed potatoesマッシュポテト
                          Baked potatoベークドポテト
                          Potato saladポテトサラダ

                          Vegetables

                          List with some vegetables used in Japanese cuisine.

                          EnglishJapanese
                          Vegetable(s)野菜
                          Cabbageキャベツ
                          🥕 Carrot人参
                          🌶 Chili pepper唐辛子
                          🌽 Corn穀物
                          🥒 Cucumber胡瓜
                          Garlicニンニク
                          🍆 Eggplantナス
                          Green pepperピーマン
                          🍄 Mushroomキノコ
                          Onionタマネギ
                          🥔 Potatoジャガイモポテト
                          🎃 Pumkinカボチャ
                          🍠 Sweet potatoさつま芋
                          🍅 Tomatoトマト

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