4 Replies ・ Started by Streiker at 2022-01-03 20:07:31 UTC ・ Last reply by Leebo at 2022-01-04 22:09:46 UTC

A Japanese food/word question

I live in the U.S., and I recently ran across a condiment called "Japanese seven spice". When I searched on Amazon, I encountered a spice mixture called schichimi togarashi. Question for those know Japan better than I: is this truly a Japanese condiment, and if so, why is there no such word to be found in Jisho?

Streiker at 2022-01-03 20:08:34 UTC

Follow up: I meant "no such word as togarashi in Jisho."

Leebo at 2022-01-04 01:08:16 UTC

If you searched for "schichimi togarashi" then yeah, that won't come up.

It's "shichimitougarashi" if you want search by romaji.


Streiker at 2022-01-04 14:02:40 UTC

Thank you. Apparently the company that imports the mixture has mispelled tougarashi on the package....

Leebo at 2022-01-04 22:09:46 UTC

It's pretty common for English spellings of Japanese words to ignore long vowels, since we tend to lengthen them by default in English. We don't write "Toukyou" after all.

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