Umami vs. Umai vs. Uma: Meanings of the Japanese Words


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

2 Responses

  1. Willy says:

    Thank you for explaining “umai”.I hear people say it on NHK World cooking shows and YouTube videos, but didn’t understand it’s use. I feel a little smarter!

    • Tomo says:

      Konnichiwa Willy san! Thanks for the comment!
      By the way, the antonym of “umai” is “mazui (不味い: taste bad)”!
      But people hardly use the word on Japanese TV shows 🙂

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