How do you say udon in Japanese?
Udon [oo-dohn, not oo-dawn or oo-dan]
How do you pronounce udon soup?
What does Udon mean in English?
: a thick Japanese noodle made from wheat flour and usually served in a soup.
Is it pronounced sake or saki?
While the word is spelled as sake, it is pronounced as /sakeh/, ‘s’ as in sigh, ‘a’ as in father, ‘k’ as in kind and ‘e is pronounced as a short ‘e’. It is important that you learn to differentiate between the different types of sake, as there are several kinds.
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