Japanese Fruit Words and Vocabulary

This section covers the list of Japanese fruit words and vocabulary. As many fruits are imported from foreign countries, most are written in katakana.

You will find that fruits in Japan are rather expensive. This is because many fruits are imported, especially fruits that are common in tropical regions like バナナ (banana), パパイヤ (papaya), マンゴー (mango), etc.

The most popular Japanese fruit that produced in Japan is perhaps the Fuji Apple. Most of the Fuji Apples are grown in 青森県 (aomori ken - Aomori Prefecture), which produces more than 50% of the apples in Japan. The Fuji Apples are not only popular in Japan but is also gaining popularity around the world.

Perhaps you might have noticed in the news that some clever Japanese farmers found a method to grow watermelons which are square in shape. And they can be sold higher in price than the normal ones.

Let's check out the list of words for Japanese fruits.

Japanese Fruit Words

Kanji Hiragana or
Katakana
Romaji Meaning
1. 果物 くだもの kudamono Fruit
2. フルーツ furu-tsu Fruit
3. 林檎 りんご / リンゴ ringo Apple
4. オレンジ orenji Orange
5. バナナ banana Banana
6. 西瓜 すいか / スイカ suika Watermelon
7. いちご / イチゴ ichigo Strawberry
8. 檸檬 レモン remon Lemon
9. もも / モモ momo Peach
10. なし nashi Pear
11. マンゴー mango- Mango
12. ドリアン dorian Durian
13. パイナップル painappuru Pineapple
14. 蜜柑 みかん mikan Mandarin Orange
15. 葡萄 ぶどう budou Grape
16. 干し葡萄 ほしぶどう hoshi budou Raisin
17. うめ ume Plum
18. あんず anzu Apricot
19. アプリコット apurikotto Apricot
20. サクランボ sakuranbo Cherry
21. チェリー cheri- Cherry
22. カキ kaki Persimmon
23. 無花果 イチジク ichijiku Fig
24. クリ kuri Chestnut
25. 柚/柚子 ゆず yuzu Citron
26. 石榴 ざくろ zakuro Pomegranate
27. メロン meron Melon
28. グアバ guaba Guava
29. キウイ kiui Kiwi
30. パパイヤ papaiya Papaya
31. ココナッツ kokonattsu Coconut
32. グレープフルーツ gure-pu furu-tsu Grapefruit
33. ジャックフルーツ jakku furu-tsu Jackfruit
34. ブルーベリー buru- beri- Blueberry
35. ブラックベリー burakku beri- Blackberry
36. 木苺 きいちご kiichigo Raspberry
37. ラズベリー razu beri- Raspberry
38. アボカド abokado Avocado
39. ライム raimu Lime

These are some common Japanese fruit words that I have collected so far. More words on Japanese fruits will be added in future.

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Want to increase your vocabulary? Check out the Japanese English dictionary.

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