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buckwheat noodles そば
How to say “buckwheat noodles” in Japanese? “そば”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “そば” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on buckwheat noodles in Japanese like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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そば info.

Tips to Remember the Japanese Word:
Mnemonic: Imagine a buck eating wheat by a riverbank ("soba" to the river).
Association: “Soba sounds like ‘sober’ and you often eat soba to feel refreshed and light, kind of like feeling sober.”

そば (Soba): Primarily refers to buckwheat noodles, a traditional Japanese dish.
Kanji: 蕎麦

Other Words That Mean the Same Thing:
蕎麦 (そば, Soba): Directly translates to "buckwheat noodles."
十割そば (じゅうわりそば, Juuwari Soba): 100% buckwheat noodles.
にしんそば (Nishin Soba): Soba served with herring, a Kyoto specialty.

Alternate Meanings and Slang:
そば (Soba) also means "near" or "beside."
そばにいる (Soba ni iru): "To be beside [someone]."

Examples of Sentences that Use It:
1. Traditional Dish
JP: 私はお昼にそばを食べました。
RO: Watashi wa ohiru ni soba o tabemaa.
EN: I ate soba for lunch.

2. Near/Beside
JP: 彼のそばに座ってください。
RO: Kare no soba ni suwatte kudasai.
EN: Please sit beside him.

3. Combination
JP: 昨夜、そばを食べながら母のそばにいた。
RO: Sakuya, soba o tabenagara haha no soba ni ita.
EN: Last night, I stayed beside my mother while eating soba.

4. Expression
JP: 離れていても、君がいつも心のそばにいる。
RO: Hanarete itemo, kimi ga itsumo kokoro no soba ni iru.
EN: Even when we are apart, you are always by my side in my heart.

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そば info.

Tips to Remember the Japanese Word:
– Think of "そば" (soba) as being "so close by."
– Visualize a bowl of "soba" noodles being right beside you.

– "そば" (soba) literally means "side" or "vicinity" in Japanese.
– It indicates something or someone being near.

Other Words that Mean the Same Thing:
– 近く (ちかく, chikaku): near, nearby
– 側 (がわ, gawa): side (contextually different, more about the side of something, not vicinity)

Alternate Meanings:
– そば (soba) also means buckwheat noodles, a popular Japanese dish.
– In some contexts, "そば" can be used in a figurative sense to mean being in someone's emotional support or company.

Examples of Sentences:
1. 彼は私のそばに立っています。
– Kare wa watashi no soba ni tatteimasu.
– He is standing next to me.

2. 学校のそばに公園があります。
– Gakkō no soba ni kōen ga arimasu.
– There is a park near the school.

3. 彼女は常に私のそばにいてくれます。
– Kanojo wa tsuneni watashi no soba ni ite kuremasu.
– She is always there for me.

4. 今日はそばを食べに行こう。
– Kyō wa soba o tabe ni ikō.
– Let's go eat soba (buckwheat noodles) today.

5. 私の家は駅のすぐそばです。
– Watashi no ie wa eki no sugu soba desu.
– My house is right next to the station.

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