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    #1

    a rice ball

    We call these kinds of food "onigiri" or "omusubi" in Japanese.
    The English translation would be "a rice ball/rice balls".

    If I said "I like eating rice balls" to you, would you understand what I meant?
    Would it be better for me to explain further about what they are?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: a rice ball

    That should not be a problem. In fact we have something similar here.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: a rice ball

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    If I said "I like eating rice balls" to you, would you understand what I meant?
    Yes. (BrE speaker)

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    #4

    Re: a rice ball

    Since it's such a literal meaning, it'd work in AmE as well, even if somebody wasn't familiar with the food.

    For the record, I'd have difficulty eating the little pandas, however - I can just hear them screaming as I bite into them.

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    #5

    Re: a rice ball

    Some people, especially women, make them.
    I agree with you. I can't eat them, either.


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    #6

    Re: a rice ball

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    For the record, I'd have difficulty eating the little pandas, however - I can just hear them screaming as I bite into them.
    Your squeamishness surprises me, Skrej: they've never been alive, and you hunt and eat your local wildlife.

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    #7

    Re: a rice ball

    Chocolate pandas? Yes!
    Real pandas? No!

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    #8

    Re: a rice ball

    In the US (in the west anyway), wasubi is very popular. It's rice, seaweed and spam.


    --lotus

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    #9

    Re: a rice ball

    Quote Originally Posted by lotus888 View Post
    In the US (in the west anyway), wasubi is very popular. It's rice, seaweed and spam.
    --lotus
    They look like some kind of sushi to me.
    Do you call them wasubi/wasabi where you live?

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    #10

    Re: a rice ball

    For some reason, some places call them wasubi. It looks like they should be called spam musubi.


    --lotus

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