Meaning : Orange
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).”
watashi wa orenjiirono fukuga hoshiidesu
“I want orange clothes.”
What does Mikan mean in Japanese?
Meaning : Satsuma Orange or Mandarin Orange
Romaji : Mikan
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.