Sarah
Japanese Mushroom Words In English, we say "Shitake mushroom." In Japanese, could I say "椎茸キノコ," or is this redundant? I heard that 茸 can mean mushroom as well, but I just don't understand how best to use these words. Can someone please explain?
Nov 1, 2019 8:47 PM
Answers · 6
Thank you for the information!
November 2, 2019
"Kinoko" is mushroom in general. Shitake mushroom is "椎茸".
November 2, 2019
Just to let you know about the case of "えのき茸", you more often even omit the latter part of the word "茸" and say "えのき", which literally just means a tree they probably live on.
November 2, 2019
My pleasure.
November 1, 2019
Ueda, ありがとうございます!
November 1, 2019
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Language Skills
English, Japanese, American Sign Language (ASL)
Learning Language
Japanese, American Sign Language (ASL)