Japanese vocabulary 食べた食べた (tabeta-tabeta)
食べた食べた, is common Japanese casual expression. Let’t check it out the meaning Japanese vocabulary 食べた食べた (tabeta-tabeta) !
It just a repetitive expression of 食べた, “ate”. So it is literally “I ate, I ate” if we translate it directly, it would be”I ate, I ate”, it’s funny, eh? Also, you can say “食った、食った(kutta-kutta)”. It is more casual than 食べた食べた. But it sounds like corny or late. Goku from the character of Dragon ball often says 食った食った~ I think! We often say it as “I’m full, I ate a lot and I’m satisfied with it”.
Here is the example sentences
- A:After finishing supper, “あ〜食べた食べた！
- B:おいしかった？(Did you like it?)
- A:うん、満腹！(Yeah! I’m full!)
Wrap up of 食べた食べた
Why don’t you say 食べた食べた after finishing your meal! It’s simple but so funny,eh? Hope you got a motivation to study Japanese more!And Don’t forget “ごちそうさま”at the end! I decided to write this entry because when I taught this expression to my Canadian friend Mat, he really likes it and used a lot. There is no special meaning to say it twice. I guess it is because if we say it twice we can express I am sooo full and I cannot eat anymore 🙂 Hope this helps you anyways
Taka, Aquarium manager