Chinese Guy Made a Weird Ramen Menu

Chinese Guy Made a Weird Ramen Menu


From a foreigner’s point of view, the Japanese hiragana and katakana have many similar characters, and you often misread them, right?

Don’t worry! In fact, even the Japanese get them wrong a lot!

However, the menu at a ramen restaurant run by a Chinese person shown below is one of the most “weird” I’ve ever seen.

There were very few parts that were right, and I was impressed in the opposite way, lololol.

外国人がいこくじんforeignerforeign citizenforeign nationalaliennon-Japanese
見るみるto seeto lookto watchto viewto observeto examineto look overto assessto checkto judgeto look afterto attend toto take care ofto keep an eye onto experienceto meet with (misfortune, success, etc.)to try …to have a go at …to give … a tryto see (that) …to find (that) …
似るにるto resembleto look liketo take afterto be similar (in status, condition, etc.)to be closeto be aliketo be like
文字もじletter (of alphabet)characterwriting
多くおおくmanymuchplentya lotmajority (of)greater part (of)mostlymainlychieflyusuallyoften
読み間違えるよみまちがえるto misreadto misinterpretto misunderstand
多いおおいmanynumerousa lotlarge quantitylarge amountfrequentcommon
実はじつはas a matter of factby the wayto tell you the truthto be honestfrankly
間違えるまちがえるto make a mistake (in)to commit an error (e.g. in calculation)to confuseto mistake something for something else
下記かきthe following
中国ちゅうごくChinaChūgoku region of western Honshu (incl. Okayama, Hiroshima, Shimane, Tottori and Yamaguchi prefectures)central part of a countrymain regionprovince of the second lowest rank (ritsuryo system)
かたdirectionwaypersonladygentlemanmethod ofmanner ofway ofcare of …person in charge of …side (e.g. “on my mother’s side”)
経営けいえいmanagementadministrationoperationrunning (business)conducting
ラーメン屋らーめんやramen restaurantnoodle restaurant
なかinsideinamongwithincenter (centre)middleduringwhile
ぎゃくreverseoppositeconverse (of a hypothesis, etc.)inverse (function)
感動かんどうbeing deeply moved emotionallyexcitementpassioninspirationdeep emotionstrong impression


ーメン(has to be ーメン) ビーノレ(has to be ビー) … and actually almost everything is wrong.
I personally like “すぐかえ(Go home immediately)”, haha.


↑おまけ 最新さいしんのウイルスをダウンロードしてください
Extra: Please download the latest virus!

Leave a Reply