Japanese Food Onomatopoeia

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New Video! Animated Japanese Onomatopoeia — Food Series

Do you know what シュワシュワ or こんがり is like?

There are thousands of onomatopoeia オノマトペ in the Japanese language—also known as 擬音語 (giongo) and 擬態語 (gitaigo)—that we use daily.

They express and enhance subtleties that are hard to articulate with words, which also means that some are difficult to translate.

So, we've created an animated onomatopoeia video with sample phrases! 

オノマトペ are not only useful, but they're also fun to use, so check out the video and boost your Japanese conversation skills.

More オノマトペ series to come, so come and join us if you haven't subscribed to our channel yet. Hope to see you there!

Learn Basic Japanese on YouTube

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Learn and practice basic Japanese on our YouTube channel!

Learning a new language is challenging enough, but when you have to learn a new alphabet, it can be overwhelming. Learning the letterforms and pronunciation, memorizing the order — it's a lot of work!

We've been introducing Japanese words with illustrated cards for some time now, but from our own experiences of learning a foreign language, we thought it would be helpful to add sound to the cards and introduce pronunciation as well.

Imagining that not everyone has regular access to a native Japanese speaker around them, we've started a YouTube channel わーい!