What is a Kaeru?

KAERU, spelt K A E R U rather than “ea”, is the Japanese word for a frog. ‘Kaeru’ being the romaji (latin script) version of the word shown above in the three types of Japanese writing system: kanji, hiragana and katakana.


Perhaps KAERU is more familiar to you as one of the following: Kikker — Broga — der Frosch — Frø — Frosk — Granota — Grenouille — Groda — Kurbaga — loscann — Rã — Rana — Ranocchio — Zaba — βάτραχος — Лягушка — ضفدع — قورباغه — বেঙ — กบ — 개구리 — 青蛙


KAERU is pronounced KA-E-RU, although a close rhyming approximation of “Kaeru Beer” is “I who beer” — just add a ‘K’ at the beginning and an ‘R’ before ‘who’!


KAERU also has a second meaning in Japanese: to return (帰る). There is a play on words in Japan, whereby frogs are considered a symbol of prosperity, that wealth and fortune will return (kaeru) wherever there is a frog (kaeru). Consider the following statements: お金が返る (okane ga kaeru — literally, money returns) and お金が蛙 (okane ga kaeru — literally, money is a frog).


Beer (ビール) in Japanese means an alcoholic drink made chiefly from water, hops, malt and yeast. If you’ve never tasted ビール, we wholeheartedly recommend it — to many it’s a mortal version of ambrosia, the drink of the gods.


However, if you wish to know the real reason why KAERU BEER is named KAERU BEER, buy us a beer and we’ll explain in full! It’s an interesting tale…for sure!



== I who beer ==