ざんぱん, ざんパン【残飯, 残パン】

1. table scraps
2. bread scraps
3. overtime snack

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1. table scraps

■ Literally, means "remaining" and means "rice" or "meal," but together, they mean "table scraps."

Kenkyusha's New Japanese-English Dictionary (Fourth Edition) gives

leftover rice [food]; the leftover (from a dinner); the leavings [remnants, remains] (of a meal).

In English, leftovers sounds like something to be eaten in a later meal, but 残飯 refers to scraps to be given to the dog or thrown away. Leftovers are called 残り物 or "remaining things."


2. bread scraps

■ Written with "pan" in katakana to mean "bread" but pronounced the same way, 残パン is bread scraps.

パン refers to bread as well as muffins, some pastries, and other snack-type foods using bread dough. Here, "bread" is used for simplicity, but the wider meaning should be kept in mind.


3. overtime snack

stands for 残業 or overtime and パン is bread.


This entry was created by Benjamin Barrett.


Created 2002-07-22.


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