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.

Although drinking is not really a healthy activity, it plays an important role in Japanese society, helping to strengthen both social and business ties.

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 nomimono Drink
2. 飲料 いんりょう inryou Drink / Beverage
3. ドリンク dorinku Drink
4. みず mizu Water
5. お湯 おゆ oyu Hot Water
6. 熱いお湯 あついおゆ atsui oyu Hot Water
7. 白湯 さゆ sayu Plain Hot Water / Boiled Water
8. 温かい水 あたたかいみず atatakai mizu Warm Water
9. 生温い水 なまぬるいみず nama nurui mizu Lukewarm Water
10. 冷たい水 つめたいみず tsumetai mizu Cold Water
11. 氷水 こおりみず koorimizu Ice Water
12. コーヒー ko-hi- Coffee
13. お茶 おちゃ ocha Tea / Green Tea
14. 緑茶 りょくちゃ ryokucha Green Tea
15. 煎茶 せんちゃ sencha Green Tea (Medium Quality)
16. 抹茶 まっちゃ maccha Powdered Green Tea / Ceremonial Tea
17. 焙じ茶 ほうじちゃ houjicha Roasted Green Tea
18. 玄米茶 げんまいちゃ genmai cha Brown Rice Tea
19 紅茶 こうちゃ koucha Black Tea
20. 烏龍茶 ウーロンちゃ u-roncha Oolong Tea
21. 麦茶 むぎちゃ mugicha Barley Tea
22. タピオカティー tapioka thi- Bubble Tea / Tapioca Tea / Pearl Milk Tea
23. ココア kokoa Cocoa / Hot Chocolate
24. 牛乳 ぎゅうにゅう gyuunyuu Milk
25. ミルク miruku Milk
26. 豆乳 とうにゅう tounyuu Soya Milk
27. ジュース ju-su Juice
28. オレンジジュース orenji ju-su Orange Juice
29. スムージー sumu-ji- Smoothie
30. ソーダ so-da Soda
31. コーラ ko-ra Cola
32. ラムネ ramune Lemon Soda / Japanese Carbonated Drink
33. 炭酸飲料 たんさんいんりょう tansan inryou Carbonated Drink / Tonic
34 清涼飲料 せいりょういんりょう seiryou inryou Cool Drink / Soft Drink
35. ミネラルウォーター mineraru who-ta- Mineral Water
36. お酒 おさけ osake Alcohol / Sake
37. アルコール aruko-ru Alcohol
38. 日本酒 にほんしゅ nihonshu Japanese Rice Wine / Sake
39. 焼酎 しょうちゅう shouchuu Distilled Spirit / Liquor
40. 梅酒 うめしゅ umeshu Japanese Plum Brandy
41. 水割り みずわり mizowari Alcohol diluted with water
42. 発泡酒 はっぽうしゅ happoushu Low-malt Beer-like Beverage
43. ワイン wain Wine
44. 赤ワイン あかワイン akawain Red Wine
45. 白ワイン しろワイン shirowain White Wine
46. シェリー sheri- Sherry (wine)
47. ビール bi-ru Beer
48. 生ビール なまビール nama bi-ru Draft Beer
49. ウイスキー uisuki- Whiskey
50. スコッチ sukocchi Scotch Whisky
51. ブランデー burande- Brandy
52. シャンパン shanpan Champagne
53. ウォッカ whokka Vodka
54. ジン jin Gin
55. テキーラ teki-ra Tequila
56. ラム ramu Rum
57. 飲み会 のみかい nomikai Drinking Party
58. 乾杯 かんぱい kanpai Drink a toast / Cheers
59. 飲み過ぎ のみすぎ nomisugi Overdrinking / Drinking too much
60. 酔っ払い よっぱらい yopparai A Drunk Person
61. 二日酔い ふつかよい futsukayoi Hangover
62. グラス gurasu Glass
63. コップ koppu Glass
64. カップ kappu Cup
65. ジョッキ jokki Beer Mug
66. 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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