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How would one say 'hearty' in Japanese? As in hearty meal, for example.

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tangorin.com/general/hearty never heard it used though, so best I kept this a comment. –  Ataraxia Oct 6 '12 at 23:42
    
Another dictionary gives me たっぷり. –  Philip Seyfi Oct 7 '12 at 10:42
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Isn’t this what a dictionary is for? –  Tsuyoshi Ito Oct 8 '12 at 0:51
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@TsuyoshiIto: The word hearty has a very nuanced meaning, almost bordering on an idiomatic expression. A dictionary is no help here... (and I've looked it up in several dictionaries before asking the question). I think that the simple fact that there has been no acceptable answer so far confirms that this is not something one could simply look up in any other dictionary. –  Philip Seyfi Oct 8 '12 at 9:55
    
The current question as is shows no evidence that you have made any effort to find the answer. It is probably a good idea to state in the question what you already know and what you are unsure of. –  Tsuyoshi Ito Oct 8 '12 at 10:58
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I would use 食べ応え(たべごたえ)がある。

It's a well used idiomatic expression, representing something you eat that has kind of a resounding effect on how good you feel. Hence, hearty.

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心あたたまるごはん。You can use kokoroattamaru.

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I do not know which meaning of “hearty” the asker is thinking, but the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (via www.thefreedictionary.com) says that “hearty” in hearty meal means “Providing abundant nourishment; substantial,” which is different from 心温まる. –  Tsuyoshi Ito Oct 8 '12 at 0:54
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Here is a shot in the dark: 元気な (genkina): as in, 元気な食事 (genkina shokuji).

「元気な食べ物で元気なからだ作り」 Something like: "You are what you eat." (To be genki, eat genki.)

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