Japanese Drink Words and Vocabulary

This section covers the words and vocabulary used to describe Japanese drink.

Japanese Drink Vocabulary

Japan is a country full of water resources. Japanese people like to go to 温泉 (onsen) or hot spring during their vacations as there are so many onsen within the country.

If you are there, you will be amazed by how many vending machines in the country that sell all kinds of Japanese drinks and other stuff.

Although there are many 24-hour convenience stores コンビニ (konbini) around, people there still find that the vending machines are much more convenient.

Those working class always like to go for a drink in 居酒屋 (izakaya - Japanese-style bar) after long hours of work.

Check out the following word list and find out if you know any of them.

Kanji Hiragana or
Romaji Meaning
1. 飲み物 のみもの nomi mono Drink
2. みず mizu Water
3. お湯 おゆ oyu Hot Water
4. 熱いお湯 あついおゆ atsui oyu Hot Water
5. 温かい水 あたたかいみず atatakai mizu Warm Water
6. 生温い水 なまぬるいみず nama nurui mizu Lukewarm Water
7. 冷たい水 つめたいみず tsumetai mizu Cold Water
8. コーヒー ko-hi- Coffee
9. お茶 おちゃ ocha Tea / Green Tea
10. 緑茶 りょくちゃ ryokucha Green Tea
11. 煎茶 せんちゃ sencha Green Tea (Medium Quality)
12. 抹茶 まっちゃ maccha Powdered Green Tea / Ceremonial Tea
13. 焙じ茶 ほうじちゃ houjicha Roasted Green Tea
14. 玄米茶 げんまいちゃ genmai cha Brown Rice Tea
15. 紅茶 こうちゃ koucha Black Tea
16. 烏龍茶 ウーロンちゃ u-roncha Oolong Tea
17. 麦茶 むぎちゃ mugicha Barley Tea
18. ココア kokoa Cocoa / Hot Chocolate
19. 牛乳 ぎゅうにゅう gyuunyuu Milk
20. ミルク miruku Milk
21. 豆乳 とうにゅう tounyuu Soya Milk
22. ジュース ju-su Juice
23. オレンジジュース orenji ju-su Orange Juice
24. コーラ ko-ra Cola
25. 炭酸飲料 たんさんいんりょう tansan inryou Carbonated Drink / Tonic
26. 清涼飲料 せいりょういんりょう seiryou inryou Cool Drink / Soft Drink
27. お酒 おさけ osake Alcohol / Sake
28. アルコール aruko-ru Alcohol
29. 日本酒 にほんしゅ nihonshu Japanese Rice Wine / Sake
30. 焼酎 しょうちゅう shouchuu Distilled Spirit / Liquor
31. ワイン wain Wine
32. ビール bi-ru Beer
33. 生ビール なまビール nama bi-ru Draft Beer
34. ウイスキー uisuki- Whiskey
35. ブランデー burande- Brandy
36. シャンパン shanpan Champagne
37. グラス gurasu Glass
38. コップ koppu Glass
39. カップ kappu Cup
40. 自動販売機 じどうはんばいき jidou hanbai ki Vending Machine

I will add on to the list when I find more words on Japanese drink.

And if you wonder what are the most popular drinks in Japan and how to pronounce them correctly in Japanese, make sure you check out this page on what are the top Japanese drinks.

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