Japanese Fruits Vocabulary- Cheat Sheet

Need help with expanding your くだもの (kudamono) Japanese fruits vocabulary? Then check out our cheat sheet. We have listed 20 of the most popular fruits that can be easily found at stores in Japan.

As the popular saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

Fruits provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body, simply because they are high in vitamins, minerals and fibre. Hence, always remember to have fruits either before or after your meal.

When you are free, head down to the local supermarket or fruit stalls in Japan to test your knowledge on these terminologies.

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Japanese Fruits Vocabulary Example Sentences

Here is how you form basic sentences with the terminology

Example 1 :

わたしきなくだものイチゴです。

Watashi no sukina kudamono wa ichigo desu.

My favorite fruit is strawberry.

Example 2 :

なつべるくだものったらスイカです。

Natsu ni taberu kudamono to ittara suika desu.

A common fruit you eat in the summer is watermelon.

Japanese Fruits Vocabulary

JapanesePronunciationMeaning
くだものkudamonoFruit
イチゴichigoStrawberry
オレンジorenjiOrange
りんごringoApple
レモンremonLemon
ぶどうbudōGrape
さくらんぼsakuranboCherry
バナナbananaBanana
みかんmikanMandarin Orange
メロンmeronCantaloupe
ももmomoPeach
なしnashiPear
スイカsuikaWatermelon
パイナップルpainappuruPineapple
ブルーベリーburūberīBlueberry
キウイkiuiKiwi
イチジクichijikuFig
かきkakiPersimmon
ザクロzakuroPomegrante
マンゴーmangōMango

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