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Do You Think You Are Going To Eat Rice?

In Japanese, cooked rice is called « Gohan ».

But have you heard the Japanese people say, « Gohan Taberu? »

« Taberu » means to eat.

So, you might guess that you are going to eat rice.

No!

You may be brought to an Italian restaurant or a Chinese restaurant or some sandwich cafe.

We Japanese use the word « Gohan » for eating food.

« Gohan Taberu? »
Is
 « Are you hungry?  Do you want to eat anything? »

More complicatedly, while eating Japanese food, then « Gohan » means specifically cooked rice.

Well, you’ll get used to it.


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