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How to say “Orange” and “Mikan” in Japanese

Orenji (オレンジ)

How to say Orange and Mikan in Japanese

Meaning : Orange

Romaji: Orenji

Hiragana:おれんじ

Katakana:オレンジ

Kanji: 橙 (Daidai)

The color orange is written as orange in Japanese, and the fruit orange is also written as orange. The color orange is written as Daidai iro(橙色) in kanji. The kanji for Daidai is difficult, so even Japanese people are unlikely to be able to write it right away.

The kanji for “Daidai” gives us an image of citrus fruits. The fruit orange is also written as “Amadaidai (甘橙).”

・私はオレンジ色の服が欲しいです。
watashi wa orenjiirono fukuga hoshiidesu
“I want orange clothes.”

What does Mikan mean in Japanese?

How to say Orange and Mikan in Japanese

Meaning : Satsuma Orange or Mandarin Orange

Romaji : Mikan

Hiragana:みかん

Katakana:ミカン

Kanji: 蜜柑

Mikan means fruit orange in Japanese. Mikan is written in kanji as 蜜柑, but some people can’t read them because they are difficult kanji, so Mikan is often written in hiragana as みかん.

 

What is the difference between Orange and Mikan?

Orange is a fruit that came to Japan from India and was brought to Europe. Compared to oranges, it has a thicker skin and a larger fruit.

On the other hand, Mikan is food that came to Japan from India and China. And compared to oranges, it has a thinner skin and a smaller fruit.

In Japan, Mikan is more popular than orange. You can easily buy it at any supermarket. And it is still common to eat Mikan under the kotatsu in winter. So especially when you go to grandma’s house, you will often see Mikan on the kotatsu.

How to say Orange and Mikan in Japanese

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