Amatou & Karatou: Meanings of the Japanese Words
I’m more of an Amatou (甘党) than a Karatou (辛党). But do you know what I mean?
Meaning: Amatou & Karatou
Some Japanese people may talk to you like this about their food and drink preferences.
But what do the Japanese terms Amatou (甘党) and Karatou (辛党) stand for? This article will explain their meaning.
First, Amatou (pronunciation) is the Japanese term for “sweet tooth” in English.
In its word, Ama (甘) stands for sweets, while Tou (党) means party or group. So Ama-Tou refers to one that is a member of the group loving sweets.
In contrast, in the term Karatou (pronunciation), Kara (辛), literally referring to spicy things, is the antonym for Ama (甘).
In modern times, Kara-Tou usually represents people who love to drink alcohol rather than eat confections or sweets.
But the word may sometimes refer to people who prefer spicy or salty foods to sweets.