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How to say Dinner In Japanese?

KanjiHiraganaKatakana
晩御飯ばんごはんバンゴハン
Pronunciation: bangohan
How to Say It Outloud: bahn-goh-hahn
Usage: Used commonly to refer to dinner or the evening meal.
Example Sentence Japanese:今日の晩御飯は何ですか?
Example Sentence English:What is for dinner tonight?
KanjiHiraganaKatakana
夕食ゆうしょくユウショク
Pronunciation: yūshoku
How to Say It Outloud: yoo-shoh-koo
Usage: A slightly more formal term for dinner.
Example Sentence Japanese:夕食は午後7時です。
Example Sentence English:Dinner is at 7 PM.
Katakana
ディナー
Pronunciation: dinā
How to Say It Outloud: dee-naa
Usage: A borrowed word from English for 'dinner'. Typically used in more westernized contexts or fancy settings.
Example Sentence Japanese:今晩はディナーに行きましょう。
Example Sentence English:Let's go for dinner tonight.

Dictionary

晩御飯ばんごはんCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
  • dinner; evening meal
食事しょくじCommon wordjlpt-n3
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
  • meal; dinner
Noun
  • diet
Wikipedia definition
  • Meal
夕飯ゆうはんCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
  • evening meal; dinner; supper
夜よるCommon wordjlpt-n3jlpt-n5
Noun
Adverb (fukushi)
  • evening; night
Noun
  • dinner
Wikipedia definition
  • Night
晩ばんCommon wordjlpt-n5
Noun
Adverb (fukushi)
  • evening; night
Noun
  • dinner; evening meal
Counter
  • counter for nights
夕食ゆうしょくCommon word
Noun
  • evening meal; dinner
Wikipedia definition
  • Dinner
宴会えんかいCommon wordjlpt-n2
Noun
  • party; banquet; reception; feast; dinner
Wikipedia definition
  • Banquet
晩飯ばんめし
Noun
  • dinner; evening meal
ディナーディナーCommon word
Noun
  • dinner
晩餐ばんさん
Noun
  • dinner (esp. a formal one)
夜ご飯よるごはんCommon word
Noun
  • dinner; evening meal
夕御飯ゆうごはん
Noun
  • evening meal; dinner; supper
夜飯やはん
Noun
  • dinner
一座いちざCommon word
Noun
  • the whole company; the party; all those present; everyone in attendance
Noun
Suru verb
  • attendance (at a gathering); presence
Noun
  • banquet; dinner; party
Noun
  • troupe; (theatrical) company
Noun
  • (one) statue
Noun
  • top seat; head (of the table)
膳部ぜんぶ
Noun
  • food (on a table; esp. a small Japanese table); dinner; cover (in a restaurant)
Noun
  • cook; chef; person who prepares food
Place
  • Zenbu
ご馳走ごちそうCommon wordjlpt-n4jlpt-n2jlpt-n1
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
  • treat (esp. food and drink); entertainment; treating someone (to a meal); taking someone to dinner
Noun
  • gorgeous dinner; feast; excellent food; special dish; delicacy
馳走ちそう
Noun
Suru verb
Transitive verb
  • treating someone (to food or drink); dinner; wonderful food
Noun
Suru verb
  • running about
晩食ばんしょく
Noun
Suru verb
  • supper; dinner
午餐ごさん
Noun
Suru verb
  • lunch; dinner
タキシードタキシードCommon word
Noun
  • tuxedo; dinner suit
Wikipedia definition
  • Black tie

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