Japanese Learners might make a mistake?
Hi I’m Satomi. I have taught Japanese to foreigners for more than 4 years. I realized some of them might make a mistake even if they are intermediate students.Today, I want to explain how to distinguish them.
Choose the appropriate verb.
aゆでる bたく cむす dにる
1.こめを （ ）。
*I’ll show you these answers at last!
Introducing the way of using them
：To add water, soup stock, seasonings, etc. to food and heat to moisten it.
After cooking is complete, no water is left behind and the food absorbs the moisture and becomes fluffy.
”たく” rarely used in eastern Japan except for “cooking rice”.
On the other hand, in Kansai, the word “たく” is used to describe “boiling in water that has been completely filled with water”.
：To heat the food through to the center. Not to flavor with any seasonings except for salt. (Sometimes salt is added to boiling water.)
：Indirect heating of food by placing it in steam.
：To put ingredients in water, broth, or other liquid to heat and season.
The difference from “ゆでる” is that not only the cooked food but also the broth is served together.
米を たく。/ 米（こめ）＝rice
ごはんを たく。/ごはん ＝rice
肉まんを むす。/肉まん（にくまん）＝manju (steamed bun) with meat filling
Answer of Quiz
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