VIDEO: Speakin’ Japanese: Phrase for instant noodles

VIDEO: Speakin’ Japanese: Phrase for instant noodles

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Next time you make instant noodle, try this phrase – “Oyu wo sosoide san-pun machimasho.”

Japanese instant noodles are awesome. If you get a craving for the guilty pleasure, this is a phrase for you.

“Oyu wo sosoide san-pun machimasho,” means “Pour hot water and wait three minutes.”  

Repeat after me.

“Oyu wo sosoide san-pun machimasho.”

(“Oyu” – hot water, “Sosoide/Sosogu” – pour, “Machimasho” – let’s wait)

It could be “yon-fun” for four minutes or “go-fun” for five minutes for some instant noodles, so please check the instructions on the label.

And don’t forget to enjoy your favorite noodles!


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