How to Say Meat in Japanese

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Whether you're ordering a meal at a Japanese restaurant or shopping for meat products at a Japanese grocery store, knowing the basic words for types of meat will come in handy. Learn the kanji characters and proper Japanese pronunciation for "meat" along with other meat-related vocabulary. For a complete meal, make sure you also know some basic vegetable vocabulary.

Japanese Meat Vocabulary

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EnglishJapanese Pronunciation Kanji Characters
Meatniku
Beefgyuuniku牛肉
Porkbutaniku豚肉
Chickentoriniku鶏肉
Lambhitsujiniku羊肉
Turkeyshichimenchou七面鳥
Sausagesooseejiソーセージ
Baconbeekonベーコン
Hamhamuハム
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Abe, Namiko. "How to Say Meat in Japanese." ThoughtCo, Oct. 17, 2017, thoughtco.com/meat-japanese-vocabulary-2028142. Abe, Namiko. (2017, October 17). How to Say Meat in Japanese. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/meat-japanese-vocabulary-2028142 Abe, Namiko. "How to Say Meat in Japanese." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/meat-japanese-vocabulary-2028142 (accessed November 19, 2017).