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With what you have

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Japanese Word Furigana English Word Example Sentence (Japanese & English)
冷蔵庫 れいぞうこ refrigerator 冷蔵庫の中にある食材で料理する。
I cook with ingredients in the refrigerator.
前日の残り物 ぜんじつののこりもの leftovers from the previous day 前日の残り物で夕食を作った。
I made dinner with leftovers from the previous day.
節約 せつやく saving money 節約することは大切だ。
Saving money is important.
工夫する くふうする get creative 料理に工夫する。
Get creative with cooking.

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It means “with what you have,” and coping with it instead of buying something new.

「あるもので」 の 意味で、 新しく買わずに持っているもので対応することです。

For example, cooking with ingredients in the refrigerator or leftovers from the previous day is called arumonde (al monde) cuisine.


It has a nice ring better than “saving money,” and more and more people are getting creative with its usage.


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