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ハンバーグ (hanbāgu): a Hamburg steak.


Etymology 1Edit

Shortened from earlier ハンバーグステーキ (hanbāgu sutēki), a borrowing from English Hamburg steak.[2][1][3]


ハンバーグ (rōmaji hanbāgu)

  1. Hamburg steak (a hamburger patty served as a meat dish, on a plate without buns)

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from English Hamburg.[2][1][3]

Proper nounEdit

ハンバーグ (rōmaji Hanbāgu)

  1. (uncommon) Hamburg (a city in Germany)
Usage notesEdit

For the city sense, the term ハンブルク (Hanburuku) is much more common.

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. 2.0 2.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  3. 3.0 3.1 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0