How to say olives in Japanese: Olību


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How to say olives in Japanese: Olību

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To say olives in Japanese: Olību
Say it out loud: “Oh Ree' Boo

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Some more helpful words in our Japanese Vegetables category:

artichokes – Ātichōku  (Aah Tih Chooh Koo)
beans – Mame  (Mah Meh)
carrots – Ninjin  (Nin Jin)
chickpeas – Hiyoko Mame  (Hee Yoh Koh Mah Meh)
cucumber – Kyuri  (Cu' Ree)
eggplant – Nasu  (Nah Soo)
garlic – Ninniku  (Nin Nee Koo)
lentils – Hira Mame  (Hee Rah Mah Meh)
mushrooms – Massyurūmu  (Mush Roo Moo)
olives – Olību  (Oh Ree' Boo)
onions – Tamanegi  (Tah Mah Neh Gee)
peppers – Peppā  (Peh' Ppaah)
potato – Jaga Imo  (Jah Gah Ee Moh)
salad – Sarada  (Sah Rah Dah)
spinach – Hourensou  (Hoh Ren Saw)
tomatoes – Tomato  (Toh Mah Toh)

And here’s how to say olives in other languages!

Arabic–Zaytoon  (zay toon)
Chinese–Gǎnlǎn  (Gan Lan)
Croatian–masline  (mah slee nay)
Czech–olivy  (oh liv ay)
Finnish–oliivi  (oh leave ih)
French–olive  (oh leev)
German–oliven  (oh lee ven)
Italian–olive  (oo lee vay)
Japanese–Olību  (Oh Ree' Boo)
Korean–Ollibeu  (All Ee Beu)
Polish–oliwki  (o leev' kee)
Portuguese–Azeitona  (ah zay toh nah)
Russian–olivki  (ah lee fkee)
Spanish–aceitunas  (ah see ih too' nuhs)
Swahili–mizaituni  (mee zah ee too ni)
Thai–Olif  (oh leef)
Turkish–zeytin  (zay tin)
Vietnamese–Ô Liu  (Oh Lee-U)

Spice up your life with some "olives" (Olību). Even in Japanese they do sound awesome! And while at it, collect more 'local' ways to food from our instant access to the Japanese Language Set.


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
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