Onomatopoeia – Food

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Japanese Onomatopoeia

If you read manga, watch anime or Japanese TV, or have listened to a Japanese conversation, you may have noticed that there are a lot of onomatopoeia. Onomatopoeias are a vital part of the language to articulate the nuances and to enhance descriptions. Here are some common onomatopoeia used for food and drinks.

とろとろ
(torotoro)
describes thick liquid; oozing, melting, dripping
プルプル
(purupuru)
jiggly
ねばねば
(nebaneba)
gooey, slimy
しゅわしゅわ
(shuwashuwa)
fizzy, describes anything carbonated
ふわふわ
(fuwafuwa)
light, airy, fluffy
ぷちぷち
(puchipuchi)
describes something small and round
もちもち
(mochimochi)
moist and springy
こんがり
(kongari)
toasted, well-baked
プリプリ
(puripuri)
perky and bouncy
ボリボリ
(boribori)
describes a hard crunching sound

That was 10 Japanese onomatopoeia flashcards!

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