I played Harvest Moon on my DS, and like a couple of people mentioned, it is a good one for learners. Lots of useful food, animal and life vocabulary to absorb. Plus it’s a pretty relaxed type of game so the worst you can do is accidentally kill a chicken or two (well, maybe more if you are super bad at it)
I’m firmly on the side of not looking up too much while playing. If I get too concerned with translating everything I get frustrated and stop playing.