How to say I ate in Japanese: Tabemashita

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How to say I ate in Japanese: Tabemashita

Learning Japanese for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say I ate in Japanese: Tabemashita
Say it out loud: “Tah Beh Mah Shee Tah

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Some more helpful words in our Japanese More Dining Basics category:

...some (of) – Ikutsuka  (Ee Koo Tsu Kah)
...this/that – Kore / Are  (Koh Ree / Ah Ree)
all done – Owarimashita  (Oh Wah Ree Mah Shee Tah)
another – Mou Hitotsu  (Mow Hee Totes)
Bon appétit! – Itadakimasu  (Ee Tah Dah Kee Mass)
can I have…? – …Wo Kudasai.  (…Woh Koo Dah Sai.)
can I see…? – … Wo Misete Kudasai.  (…Woh Mee Seh Teh Koo Dah Sai.)
Cheers! – Kanpai!  (Kanh Pai!)
Eat! Eat! – Tabete! Tabete!  (Tah Beh Teh! Tah Beh Teh!)
I am hungry – Onaka Ga Sukimashita  (Oh Nah Kah Gah Soo Kee Mah Shee Tah)
I am thirsty – Nodo Ga Kawaki Mashita  (Noh Doh Gah Kah Wah Kee Mah Shee Tah)
I ate – Tabemashita  (Tah Beh Mah Shee Tah)
we ate well! – Gochisousama Deshita  (Goh Chee Soh Sah Mah Deh Shee Tah)

And here’s how to say I ate in other languages!

Arabic–Aakalt  (Aa kalt)
Chinese–Wǒ Chī Guòle  (Wo Chr Gwo Luh)
Croatian–i jeli  (ee yay lee)
Czech–už jsem jedl  (ooshz sem yeh del)
Finnish–minä söin  (me na soin)
French–j'ai mangé  (jhay mahn jhay)
German–ich habe gegessen  (iHk hah be geh geh sin)
Italian–ho mangiato  (oh mahn jee ah toe)
Japanese–Tabemashita  (Tah Beh Mah Shee Tah)
Korean–Naneun Meogeosseoyo.  (Nah Nun Muh Guh Ssuh Yo.)
Polish–Jadłem  (Ya' duem)
Portuguese–Já Comi  (jah koh mee)
Russian–Ya poyel/a  (Ya pah yel/a)
Spanish–I comió  (ee koe me oh')
Swahili–nisha kula  (nee shah kuh lah)
Thai–Gin Laeo  (geen lay-oh)
Turkish–i yedik  (ee yeh dik)
Vietnamese–Tôi Ăn  (Toy An)

Would you like to express to a local what you just ate? Then the starting phrase in Japanese would be "I ate" (Tabemashita). To complete the statement, learn more phrases by getting instant access to the Japanese Language Set.

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Kanako Tokuno
Biography: Kanako Tokuno is a marketing adviser and translator living in New York City. Kanako graduated with BAs in International Relations from both Ritsumeikan University and American University in 2008 through a Dual Degree program. After experiencing sales and marketing jobs in the electronics and cosmetics industries in Japan, Kanako moved to New York City, where she is currently involved in multiple projects as a freelancer.
Born: Japan
Location: New York, NY, USA

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