納豆

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納豆

EtymologyEdit

Possibly by extension from 納所 (nassho, temple office for receiving donations), and originally meaning beans () from or in the 納所.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

納豆 (hiragana なっとう, romaji nattō)

  1. natto (a traditional Japanese food product made from fermented soybeans)

IdiomsEdit

  • 納豆も豆なら豆腐も豆 (なっとうもまめならとうふもまめ, nattō mo mame nara tōfu mo mame): "if nattō is also beans, then tōfu is also beans" → a metaphor for how the same starting point can produce different results

CompoundsEdit

  • 納豆烏帽子 (なっとうえぼし, nattō eboshi): common alternate word for 折烏帽子 (ori eboshi), a type of 烏帽子 (eboshi, traditional Japanese formal black peaked hat)
  • 納豆菌 (なっとうきん, nattō kin): Bacillus subtilis var. natto
  • 納豆汁 (なっとうじる, nattō jiru): a type of miso soup made with ground nattō, commonly served in winter
  • 納豆売り (なっとううり, nattō uri): a nattō seller
  • 納豆肥 (なっとうごえ, nattōgoe): a type of fertilizer made from fermented and composted soybeans, commonly used to fertilize tea bushes

See alsoEdit


MandarinEdit

simpl. 纳豆
trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin nàdòu
Zhuyin ㄋㄚˋ ㄉㄡˋ
IPA (key) /na̠⁵¹⁻⁵³ toʊ̯⁵¹/

NounEdit

納豆 (traditional, Pinyin nàdòu, simplified 纳豆)

  1. natto
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