Japanese Articles

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Japanese Articles

Learning the Japanese Articles displayed below is vital to the language. Japanese articles are words that combine with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Generally articles specify the grammatical definiteness of the noun. Examples are "the, a, and an". Here are some examples:

English ArticlesJapanese Articles
articleskanshi - 冠詞
thesono - その
ahitotsu no - 一つの
onehitotsu no - 一つの
someikutsu ka no - いくつかの
fewshousuu no - 少数の
the booksono hon - その本
the bookssono hon - その本
a bookis satsu no hon - 一冊の本
one bookis satsu no hon - 一冊の本
some booksnansatsu ka no hon - 何冊かの本
few bookssuu satsu no hon - 数冊の本

Notice the structure of the Articles in Japanese.

List of Articles in Japanese

Below is a list of vocabulary where you can use the Definite and Indefinite Articles in Japanese. Try to practice but also memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Japanese vocabulary.

English VocabularyJapanese Vocabulary
Foodshokuhin - 食品
almondsaamondo - アーモンド
breadpan - パン
breakfastchoushoku - 朝食
butterbataa - バター
candyame -
cheesechiizu - チーズ
chickentoriniku - 鶏肉
cuminkumin - クミン
dessertdezaato - デザート
dinnerseisan - 正餐
fishsakana -
fruitkudamono - 果物
ice creamaisukuriimu - アイスクリーム
lambko hitsuji no niku - 子羊の肉
lemonremon - レモン
lunchchuushoku - 昼食
mealshokuji - 食事
meatniku -
ovenoubun - オーブン
pepperkoshoo - コショウ
plantsshokubutsu - 植物
porkbutaniku - 豚肉
saladsarada - サラダ
saltshio -
sandwichsandoicchi - サンドイッチ
sausagesouseiji - ソーセージ
soupsuupu - スープ
sugarsatou - 砂糖
supperyuushoku - 夕食
turkeyshichimenchou - 七面鳥
appleringo - リンゴ
bananabanana - バナナ
orangesorenji - オレンジ
peachesmomo -
peanutpiinattsu - ピーナッツ
pearsnashi -
pineapplepainappuru - パイナップル
grapesbudou - 葡萄
strawberriesichigo -
vegetablesyasai - 野菜
carrotninjin - ニンジン
corntoumorokoshi - トウモロコシ
cucumberkyuuri - キュウリ
garlicninniku - ニンニク
lettuceretasu - レタス
olivesoriibu - オリーブ
onionstamanegi - 玉葱
pepperskoshou - 胡椒
potatoesjagaimo - ジャガイモ
pumpkinkabocha - カボチャ
beansmame -
tomatoestomato - トマト

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