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Useful Japanese Phrases
On this page you will find useful Japanese phrases for you to learn. Firstly we will start with a few tips on actually starting to learn the language. Then you will find a player where you can actually here the audio pronunciation for the words. Click on the 'Play' button and then click on the back and forward buttons to find the words you would like to hear.

Speaking Japanese: Before You Begin
• • • • • • • • • First, think about why you want to learn Japanese. Learning a new language can be a big time commitment, so consider how much time you can spend learning Japanese. If you're going to Japan for a vacation or brief visit, concentrate on learning some key phrases phonetically. Knowing how to say even a few words will let you communicate, and you'll start to understand what others are saying to you. Phonetic learning will limit you; you will not be able to comprehend any written Japanese, such as signs and newspapers. To reach a higher level of comprehension, lessons with audio and written elements are necessary. To get the best return on these lessons, studying regularly is very important! No matter what type of course you follow, always keep in mind that you should take advantage of any chance you get to practice the language, however the occasion arises. When you are in Japan, don't worry about what your level of Japanese is, just try to communicate! The people you meet will appreciate every effort you put into speaking the language. Speaking (and understanding what is said to you) may be hard at first, but it will get easier with every word.

Basic Japanese Phrases Click Play and Listen below to listen to some basic Japanese Phrases.

Basic Japanese Phrases

English Hello How are You? I'm fine Thank-you very much You are welcome

Japanese Konnichi wa Ogenki desu ka? Genki desu Arigatou Gozaimasu Do itashimashite

Japanese Phrases for Greetings

English Good Morning Hello Good Evening Good Night

Japanese Ohayo Gozaimasu Konnichi wa Konban wa Oyasumi Nasai

Japanese Phrases for Eating

English Let's Eat That Looks Delicious Taste's Great What is this? Cheers I'm full Thanks for the meal

Japanese Itadakimasu Oishii sou Oishii Kore wa nan desu ka? Kampai Onaka ippai Gochisousama deshita

Japanese Phrases for Shopping

English What’s this? How much? Just looking!

Japanese Kore wa nan desu ka? Ikura desu ka?” Miteru dake desu!

Anything else? That’s all! Anything Smaller? Anything Bigger? Too expensive

Nanika hokani arimasu ka? Sore de zenbu desu! Motto chiisai no wa? Motto ookii no wa? Taka sugimasu

Japanese Phrases for Introductions

English How do you do? My name is I am a student I came from America It was nice to meet you.

Japanese Hajimemashite Watashi no namae wa Watashi wa gakusei desu Amerika kara kimashita Dozo yoroshiku onegaishimasu

Japanese Phrases for Weather

English It's sunny today It's raining today It's hot isn't it? It's cold isn't it? It's nice weather isn't it What's the weather tomorrow?

Japanese Kyo wa hare desu Kyo wa ame desu Atsui desu ne Samui desu ne Ii tenki desu ne Ashita no tenki wa

Japanese Phrases for Directions

English Straight Left Right Here North

Japanese Masugu Hidari Migi Koko Kita

. so consider how much time you can spend learning Japanese. Learning a new language can be a big time commitment.Japanese Phrases for Love English I Really Like You May I kiss You? I Love You Will You Marry Me? Japanese Dai Suki Dayo Kisu shite mo ii? Ai shiteru Kekkon shite kureru You are here: Useful Japanese Phrases Top of Form Bottom of Form Useful Japanese Phrases On this page you will find useful Japanese phrases for you to learn. lessons with audio and written elements are necessary. you will not be able to comprehend any written Japanese. Knowing how to say even a few words will let you communicate. concentrate on learning some key phrases phonetically. always keep in mind that you should take advantage of any chance you get to practice the language. Firstly we will start with a few tips on actually starting to learn the language. think about why you want to learn Japanese. however the occasion arises. and you'll start to understand what others are saying to you. Then you will find a player where you can actually here the audio pronunciation for the words. studying regularly is very important! No matter what type of course you follow. If you're going to Japan for a vacation or brief visit. To get the best return on these lessons. To reach a higher level of comprehension. such as signs and newspapers. Phonetic learning will limit you. Speaking Japanese: Before You Begin • • • • • • • First. Click on the 'Play' button and then click on the back and forward buttons to find the words you would like to hear.

• • When you are in Japan. Basic Japanese Phrases English Hello How are You? I'm fine Thank-you very much You are welcome Japanese Konnichi wa Ogenki desu ka? Genki desu Arigatou Gozaimasu Do itashimashite Japanese Phrases for Greetings English Good Morning Hello Good Evening Good Night Japanese Ohayo Gozaimasu Konnichi wa Konban wa Oyasumi Nasai Japanese Phrases for Eating English Let's Eat That Looks Delicious Taste's Great What is this? Cheers Japanese Itadakimasu Oishii sou Oishii Kore wa nan desu ka? Kampai . don't worry about what your level of Japanese is. Speaking (and understanding what is said to you) may be hard at first. just try to communicate! The people you meet will appreciate every effort you put into speaking the language. Basic Japanese Phrases Click Play and Listen below to listen to some basic Japanese Phrases. but it will get easier with every word.

I'm full Thanks for the meal Onaka ippai Gochisousama deshita Japanese Phrases for Shopping English What’s this? How much? Just looking! Anything else? That’s all! Anything Smaller? Anything Bigger? Too expensive Japanese Kore wa nan desu ka? Ikura desu ka?” Miteru dake desu! Nanika hokani arimasu ka? Sore de zenbu desu! Motto chiisai no wa? Motto ookii no wa? Taka sugimasu Japanese Phrases for Introductions English How do you do? My name is I am a student I came from America It was nice to meet you. Japanese Hajimemashite Watashi no namae wa Watashi wa gakusei desu Amerika kara kimashita Dozo yoroshiku onegaishimasu Japanese Phrases for Weather English It's sunny today It's raining today It's hot isn't it? It's cold isn't it? It's nice weather isn't it What's the weather tomorrow? Japanese Kyo wa hare desu Kyo wa ame desu Atsui desu ne Samui desu ne Ii tenki desu ne Ashita no tenki wa .

All right! Wakarimashita Anybody home! Gomen kudasai! Any problem? Nani ka mondai ga arimasu ka? Anything will do. Subete watashi no mochimono desu.Japanese Phrases for Directions English Straight Left Right Here North Japanese Masugu Hidari Migi Koko Kita Japanese Phrases for Love English I Really Like You May I kiss You? I Love You Will You Marry Me? Japanese Dai Suki Dayo Kisu shite mo ii? Ai shiteru Kekkon shite kureru More Japanese Phrases Text in italic font style are in japanese phrases translations. Nan demo ii desu Are there any letters for me? Watashi ni Tegami ga kite imasen ka? Are these yours? Kore wa anata no mono deshou ka? . [A] All of these are my personal belongings.

please. Attention! Ki o tsukete! Attention. Hontou ni arigatou. Ki o tsukete kudasai. [B] .Are you a Japanese? Anata wa Nihonjin desu ka? Are you an American? Anata wa Americajin desu ka? Are you busy now? Ima isogashii desu ka? Are you free now? Ima ohima desu ka? Are you free this evening? Konya wa ohima desu ka? Are you going to inspect my baggages? Watashi no nimotsu o oshirabe ni narimasu ka? Are you happy? Ureshii desu ka? Are you hungry? Onaka ga sukimashitaka? Are you married? Kekkon shite irasshaimasu ka? Are you Miss Tanaka? Tanakasan desu ka? Are you okay? Daijoubu desu ka? Are you ready? Youi wa ii desu ka? Are you serious? Honki desu ka? Are you sleepy? Nemui desu ka? Are you still single? Mada dokushin desu ka? Are you tired? Tsukaremashita ka? A thousand thanks.

By all means. Gambatte Bottoms up! Kampai! Bravo! Umaizo! / Dekashita! / Burabou! / Appare! Breakfast is ready.Be careful. Ki o tsuke nasai. Choushoku ga dekite orimasu. Kanarazu. Best wishes! Go koufuku o inorimasu! / Go takou o inorimasu! Beware of pickpockets! Oseifu youjin! Beware of dogs! Inu chuui! Try your best. Sono uchi ni [C] Can I have my bill? Okanjou o onegaishimasu? Can we go there by bus? Basu de ikemasu ka? Can you drive? Kuruma no unten ga dekimasu ka? Can you drive for me? Watashi wo kuruma ni nosete kuremasen ka? Can you eat Japanese food? Nihon no tabemono ga taberaremasu ka? Can you eat Korean food? Kankoku ryouri o taberaremasu ka? Can you fix it? Kore wa naosemasu ka? Can you speak English? Eigo ga dekimasu ka? Can you speak Japanese? Nihongo ga dekimasu ka? . / Shokuji ga dekite orimasu. By and by.

Keigu. Kochira e. Ton demo nai. please. Check your things. Certainly not. / Dame desu. please.. Cheers! Kampai! Cheer up! Genki o dase! / Genki o dashite kudasai!/ Shikkari shiro! Closed to traffic. Come in.. .Kata Certainly. douzo. ( Answering questions) Kashikomari mashita. Condolence! Okuyami! Congratulations! Omedetou gozaimasu! Congratulations on your marriage! Gokekkon omedetou gozaimasu! Congratulations on your success! Seikou omedetou! Cordially yours. Nani ga attemo. / Douzo haitte kudasai. Come on! Saa koi! Come this way. Anata mo isshoni douzo. Come here. Mochimono wo kakunin shite kudasai. Come and join us.Can you speak Spanish? Supeingo ga dekimasu ka? Care of (c/o) . / Douzo agatte kudasai. Me o toji nasai. Kochira e kite kudasai. Close your eyes. Come what may. Ohairi nasai. Tsuukou dome.

Don't disturb. Kuyokuyo suru na. Don't forget. Don't worry. Konaide kudasai. Dou itashimashite. [D] Did you bring your camera? Kamera o motte kimashita ka? Did you feel the earthquake? Jishin o kanjimashita ka? Did you watch the show last night? Yuube wa shibai o mimashita ka? Do as you please. / Enryo naku watashi ni denwa nasai. Enryo naku watashi o yobi nasai. Jama shinaide kudasai. Asera nai. a reply when a person says "thank you") Don't mind it. Don't be ashamed. Wasure nai de kudasai. / Shinpai nai yo. Hazukashii garanaide kudasai. Don't be in a hurry. (also used when saying "you are welcome". Kinishi nai de kudasai. Okoranaide kudasai. Don't come here. / Awate nai de. Ganbatte kudasai. Don't mention it. Go jiyuu ni. Okamai naku.Could you translate this for me? Kore o honyaku shite kudasai. . Don't bother me! Urusai! Don't bother yourself. Don't get mad. Don't give up. Don't hesitate to call me.

Don't you agree with me? Watashi ni sansei dewa nai no desu ka? Do you drink liquor? Sake o nomimasu ka? Do you eat vegetables? Yasai wa tabete imasu ka? Do you enjoy your vacation? Yasumi wo tanoshinde imasu ka? Do you feel homesick? Houmushikku desu ka? Do you feel okay? Daijoubu desu ka? Do you go to the office every day? Mainichi kaisha e ikimasu ka? Do you have an ID? Mibun shoumeisho wo omochi desu ka? Do you have a pencil? Empitsu o motte imasu ka? Do you have another color? Hoka no iro wa arimasen ka? Do you know? Shitte imasu ka? Do you know her? Kanojo o shitte imasu ka? Do you know him? Kare o shitte imasu ka? Do you know Tanaka's telephone number? Tanakasan no denwa bango o shitte imasu ka? Do you know how to swim? Oyogemasu ka? Do you know when is his birthday? Kare no tanjoubi wa itsu ka shitte imasu ka? Do you like it? Suki desu ka? Do you miss your family? Kazoku ni aitai desu ka? Do you play golf? Gorufu o shimasu ka? Do you remember me? Watashi no koto o oboete imasu ka? .

Do you smoke? Tabako o suimasu ka? Do you understand? Wakarimasu ka? Do you want to eat now? Ima oshokuji nasai masu ka? Drive carefully. Shitsurei desu ga. Even though. this my seat. go yukkuri. what place is this? Sumimasen ga. / Dochira demo ii desu. koko wa watashi no seki desu. Excellent! Subarashii. please. Demo. Sonna koto wa wasure nasai. Douzo. you're stepping on my foot. Fire! Kaji! For a while. Finished. Shibaraku jikan o kudasai. [E] Either will do. Excuse me. [F] Faithfully yours. Excuse me. Enjoy yourself. koko wa doko desu ka? Excuse me. keigu. Sumimasen. Chuui shite hashitte kudasai. Dochira demo yoroshii. Forget it. Excuse me. . Ashi o fumanaide kudasai. Tanoshinde kudasai. Enjoy your meal. Sumimashita.

Juusho o oshiete kudasai. Give me two hamburgers. Give me your address. Funny! Omoshiroi ne. Koware mono. [H] . Nani ka tsumetai nomimono o kudasai. Go ahead! Zen shin! Go easy. please. handle with care. Massugu ni iki nasai. Hanbaagaa o futatsu kudasai. chuui. Good! Sore wa ii! Good afternoon! Konnichiwa! Goodbye! Sayounara! Good day! Konnichiwa! Good evening! Kombanwa! Good for you! Dekashita! / Umaizo! Good luck! Kooun o inorimasu! Good morning! Ohayou gozaimasu! Goodnight! Oyasumi nasai! ( for bed time only) Go straight. [G] Get out of my way! Doite kudasai! Get up! Oki nasai! Give me something cold to drink.Fragile. please. Aseru na.

Have you even been to Japan? Nihon ni itta koto ga arimasu ka? He doesn't eat meat. Hands off. Kare wa watashi no otouto desu. Kare wa shibaraku yasunda. Gokigen you.Handle with care. He is my older brother. Koko ni arimasu. Have a nice day. Kare wa watashi no tomodachi desu. Tanoshinde rasshai. He rested for a while. He is my friend. Kare wa watashi no oniisan desu. Tori atsukai chuui. Kare wa niku o tabemasen. Hello! Konnichiwa! Hello! (on the telephone) Moshi! Moshi! Help! Help! Tasukete Tasukete! Help me! Tasukete! Here it is! A. arimashita! Here it is. Happy Anniversary! Omedetou gozaimasu! Happy Birthday! Otanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu! Happy New Year! Shinnen omedetou gozaimasu! / Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu! Happy trip! Yoi otabi! Have a good time. He is my younger brother. . Te o hanashi nasai.

Kamaimasen ka? Hope you like it.Here's your change. please (on the telephone) Denwa o kirazu ni omachi kudasai. Motte kudasai. please. Mata aimashou. How? Dou? How about you? Tokoronde anata wa? How are you? Ogenki desu ka? / Gokigen ikaga desu ka? How are you these days? Kono goro dou desu ka? How cold is the weather? Samusa wa dono gurai desu ka? How do you do? Hajimemashite? How do you find Japan? Nihon wa dou desu ka? How do you like it? Sore wa ikaga desu ka? How do you say it in English? Sore wa Eigo de nanto iimasu ka? How do you say it in Japanese? Sore wa Nihongo de nanto iimasu ka? . Okuni o hayaku tazunetai. Hope you don't mind. Hold this. Hi! I'm home. Oki ni iru to iin desu ga. Hope to see you again. Otsuri desu. Hope to visit your country soon. Tadaima! Hold it! Ugoku na! / Sono mama! Hold on! Matta! Hold the line.

How do you say it in Filipino? Sore wa Firipingo de nanto iimasu ka? How do you use the chopsticks? Hashi wa donoyou ni tsukaimasu ka? How far is the station? Eki wa dono gurai tooi desu ka? How is it? Dou desu ka? How is he? Kare wa ikaga desu ka? How is she? Kanojo wa ikaga desu ka? / Kanojo wa genki desu ka? How is that? Sore wa dou desu ka? How is the weather? Otenki wa dou desu ka? How is this? Kore wa dou desu ka? How is your baby? Akachan wa genki desu ka? / Akachan wa dou desu ka? How is your family? Kazoku no minasan wa ikaga desu ka? How is your father? Otousan wa genki desu ka? / Otousan wa dou desu ka? How is your mother? Okaasan wa genki desu ka? / Okaasan wa dou dese ka? How long have you been in Japan? Nihon ni kite dono kurai ni narimasu ka? How long have you been in the Philippines? Firipin ni kite dono kurai ni narimasu ka? How long must I wait? Dorehodo mattara ii deshou ka? How long will you stay here? Itsu made kochira ni irasshaimasu ka? How many? Ikutsu? How many children do you have? Okosan wa nan nin desu ka? / Kodomo wa nan nin desu ka? How many do you want? Ikutsu onozomi desu ka? .

How many kilos is that? Nan kiro desu ka? How much? Ikura desu ka? How much does it weigh? Sore wa dono kurai no omosa desu ka? How much do I have to pay? O ikura desu ka? How much do i owe you? O ikura desu ka? How much is it? Sore wa ikura desu ka? How much is it to go there? Asoko made iku noni ikura gurai kakarimasu ka? How much is my salary? Watashi no kyuuryou wa ikura desu ka? How much is that? Are wa ikura desu ka? How much is the admission fee? Nyuujouken wa ikura desu ka? How much is the fare? Ryoukin wa ikura desu ka? How much is the ticket? Kippu wa ikura desu ka? How much is this? Kore wa ikura desu ka? How much is this in dollars? Doru dewa ikura desu ka? How old are you? Nan sai desu ka? How's your work going? Oshigoto wa ikaga desu ka? How was your trip? Goryokou wa ikaga deshita ka? How young you are! Nanto kimi wa wakai no daro! Hurry up! Isoide kudasai! / Isoge! .

.[I] I agree. I am going to the airport. Ome ni kakarete ureshii. I am happy to meet you. Watashi wa kekkon shite imasu. Watashi wa Firipinjin desu. Watashi wa isoide imasu. I am not a Filipino. Watashi wa Nihonjin desu. I am in a hurry. I am hungry. Onaka ga sukimashita. Goshinsetsu o fukaku kansha shimasu. Michi ni mayotte imasu. Doukan desu. I am Koichi. Watashi wa Nihonjin dewa arimasen. Watashi wa Koichi desu. Takishima Watashi wa Takishima desu. I am married. Watashi wa Iwata desu. I am deeply grateful for your kindness to me. Watashi wa youbinkyoku e ikimasu. Watashi wa hikoujou e ikimasu. I am busy. I am not a Japanese. I am a factory worker. I am Mr. Isogashii desu. I am lost. I am going to the post office. I am a Filipino. I am full. Watashi wa Firipinjin dewa arimasen. Watashi wa roudousha desu. I am Iwata. I am a Japanese. Onaka ga ippai.

/ Sukkari tsukare mashita. I am surprised to see it. I am worried. / Oaidekite taihen ureshii desu. I am sick. I am your friend. Gomen nasai. Watashi wa shimpai desu. Ni juu nana sai desu. I am single. Onaka wa suite imasen. I am sorry to disturb you. Tsukareta. I am sorry that I can't come. I am thirsty. Zannen desu ga mairemasen. I am not hungry. I am still single. Goshinpai okake shimashita. Mou ichido itte kudasai. I am so tired. I am twenty-seven years old.I am not busy. Watashi wa byouki desu. Oaishite taihen ureshii desu. Nodo ga kawaita. I am so happy. I am very happy to see you. / Hima desu. Watashi wa dokushin desu. Sore o mite bikkurishita. I am sorry. Taihen tsukarete imasu. . Totemo ureshii da. I beg your pardon. Watashi wa anata no tomodachi desu. / Shitsurei shimashita. Mada dokushin desu. I am sorry for you. Okino doku desu. I am thirty years old. San juu sai desu. Isogashiku arimasen. I am tired.

Watashi wa wasurenai. Kore wa chuumon shite imasen. Mibun shoumeisho wa motte imasen. Kitto. Watashi wa kuruma no unten ga dekimasu. Watashi wa kaze wo hikimashita. I can speak Japanese. Watashiwa Firipingo ga hanasemasu. I can wait. Matemasen. I can speak Filipino. Shinjirare nai. . I caught a cold. Watashi wa Nihongo ga hanasemasu. Wakarimasen. I didn't order this. I can't forget it. Dezaato wa kekkou desu. I do not dye my hair. I can drive. Mattemasu. I don't have an ID. Anata no ossharu koto ga wakarimasen.I bet you. I don't eat dessert. I can speak English. Sukoshi dake Nihongo ga hanasemasu. Kibun ga warui. / Shirimasen. I don't care. I do not understand what you say. Kami wa somemasen. Dou demo yoi desu. Okaeshi wa kitai shite imasen. I can speak Japanese a little. I don't feel well. I don't know. I can't believe it. I don't expect something in return. Watashi wa Eigo ga hanasemasu. I cannot wait.

Itsu kaette kuru ka wakarimasen. Kyou wa nanimo shitaku arimasen. Kibun ga warui. Mada Wakarimasen. Yuutsu desu. I don't know him. I feel sleepy. Zubon wa hakimasen. I don't know yet. Kirai desu. Watashi wa Eigo ga dekimasen. I feel ill. Watashi wa memai ga shimasu. I don't think so. I don't know when I'll be back. Nemui desu. I feel dizzy. I feel lazy today. Watashi wa Firipingo ga dekimasen. I don't like it. / Nemutai desu. Watashi wa sou omoimasen. Watashi wa Nihongo ga dekimasen. Kare o zonjimasen. Doushite nanoka wakarimasen. Mainichi undo shite imasu. I don't know English. I don't know why. I feel cold. Sore wa kirai desu. Wakarimasen. I feel blue. Kanojo o zonjimasen. I don't like. I don't wear pants. I don't know Filipino.I don't know Japanese. Karada ga hiete imasu. . I don't understand. I don't know her. I exercise every day.

Ha ga itai desu. I have a driver's license. I hope for your prompt recovery. Watashi wa Nihon e itta koto ga arimasen.I feel warm. I have to prepare my things. Tanaka. I guess so. Okane ga arimasen. Itsumo ogenki wo inotte imasu. I have a headache. I have no money. Unten menkyosshou wa motte imasu. I know. Taijuu ga ichi kiro fuemashita. I hope for your good health always. I have a fever. . Tanakasan wo zonjite orimasu. Sou omoimasu. Onaka ga itai desu. Atama ga itai desu. I got used to hard work. Watashi wa netsu ga arimasu. Atatakai desu. Shitte imasu. I have a stomachache. Kinjo no hito wa mina ii hito bakari desu. Jumbi wo shinakereba narimasen. I have a toothache. I know Mr. I forgot. I have never been to Japan. Ima kita bakari desu. Omoshirokatta. I have enjoyed it. I gained one kilo. Wasuremashita. I have a good neigbors here. Hakaku naotte kudasai. Watashiwa tsurai shigoto ni nareta. I have just arrived.

I'm doing nothing. I'll be leaving tomorrow. I love sports. Raigetsu shuppatsu shimasu. Ima sugu mairimasu. Koko ga ki ni irimashita. I'm coming home. I'm coming. Suki desu. I live in Tokyo. I like it. I'm here. Watashi wa sore mo suki desu. / Koko ni imasu. Watashi wa gakkou no chikaku ni sunde imasu. I live near the school. Genki desu. I like this place. I like it. Watashi wa supootsu ga suki desu. Watashi wa nani mo yara nai. Zembu ga suki desu. I lost my key. Kagi wo nakushi mashita. / Nani mo shite imasen. Pasupooto wo nakushi mashita. I lost my passport. Watashi wa Tokyo ni sunde imasu. Kimasu.I like all of them. I'll be leaving next week. I'm fine. Basuketto bouru ga dai suki desu. Raishuu shuppatsu shimasu. Sarada wo itadakitai. I like basketball very much. . too. Ashita shuppatsu shimasu. I'm coming right now. Watashi wa uchi ni kaerimasu. I like to eat salad. Koko desu. I'll be leaving next month.

dekimasen. Zannen desu ga. Kazoku ni aitai desu. Watashi wa anata ga inai node taihen sabishii. / Kisha ni noriokure mashita. Okinodoku desu. (willingness) Watashi wa yorokonde. Sonna ki ni naremasen. I miss you. Watashi wa ikaneba narimasen. I'm not in the mood. Sore o kiite taihen ureshii. I miss you very much. I must go now. I need an interpreter. I'm ready. Is everything ready? Jumbi shuuryou desu ka? I shall be pleased to go with you. Yoronkonde go issho shimashou. I'm very sorry to hear that. Densha ni noriokure mashita. Tsuuyaku ga hoshii desu.I missed the train. Moufu ga irimasu. I'm very glad to hear it. I'm very sorry. I see. I can't. I miss my family. Wakarimashita. Is he a Japanese? Kare wa NihonJin desu ka? Is he a Filipino? Kare wa Firipinjin desu ka? Is he present? Kare wa irasshaimasu ka? Is he your relative? Kare wa anata no shinseki desu ka? Is it correct? Kore wa tadashii desu ka? . I need a blanket. Anata ga inai to sabishii.

Ni au. Watashi wa sakuya juubun ni nemutta. Isn't it? Desu ne? Is she absent? Kanojo wa rusu desu ka? Is ten thousand yen enough? Juuman en de juubun desu ka? Is that all? Sore de zembu deshou ka? Is that so? Sou desu ka? Is that yours? Are wa anata no desu ka? Is there a bank near here? Kono fukin ni ginkou ga arimasu ka? Is there any discount? Waribiki ga arimasu ka? Is this okay? Kore de ii desu ka? Is this seat vacant? Kono seki aite imasu ka? Is this yours? Kore wa anata no desu ka? It depends. Sou Omoimasu. Sore wa baai ni yorimasu. / Ni ai masen. / Ni aimasu. . It doesn't fit you. It fits you. I think so. Ni awa nai.Is it finished? Sumimashita ka? Is it important? Taisetsu na koto desu ka? Is it near? Sore wa chikaku desu ka? Is it true? Hontou desu ka? I slept well last night.

Sore wa hyaku peso desu. It's bad. Kore wa daiji na koto desu. Tadashii desu. Sore wa daiji na koto de wa arimasen. Sore wa chigaimasu. It is interesting. It is wrong. Muzukashii desu. It is important. Gosen en desu. Shichiji juugo fun desu. It is one hundred pesos. It is not important. It is expensive. Kirei desu ne. Kirei ja arimasen. isn't it? Samui. Kuji han desu. It is right. Sanji desu. It is easy. It is cheap. It is five thousand yen. It is three o'clock. It is not beautiful. Takai desu. It is 9:30. Sore ga ii.It is beautiful. desu ne? It is difficult. It is ten o'clock. . Omoshiroi desu. It's a good idea. Kantan desu. Warui desu. It is cold. Juuji desu. Yasui desu. It is quarter past seven.

It's cold. It's heavy. It's more than enough. It's enough. It's late. Kirei desu. Osoi desu.It's big. Oishii desu. It's cold. It's impossible. It's hot. Fukanou desu. Kore wa oui desu. It's delicious. Omoi desu. It's correct. Toui desu. It's mine. Juubun desu. . OOkii desu. Nippon ni kitano wa hajimete desu. / Sore wa dekimasen. Ii desu. It's far. Kitanai desu. / Mou takusan desu. It's clean. It's my first time here in Japan. It seems delicious. (thing) Tsumetai desu. Sore wa watashi no mono desu. It's here. It's dirty. It's good. Kore wa dame desu. Oishisou desu. It's forbidden. Tadashii desu. Atsui desu. (weather) Samui desu. Koko desu.

Yoi desu. Itaku nai. It's ugly. Daijoubu desu. . It's unbelievable. Yoku nai. Itai desu. Yuki desu. It's not painful. / It's all right. It's nice. Minikui desu. / Mou ame wa futte inai. Chikai desu. It's still raining. It's painful. Ame ga fura nai. Shinji rare masen. It's too low. Anata ja nai! It's okay. Dekimasu. Amari takai. It's not nice. Amari hikui. Watashi ja arimasen. Soko desu. Mada ame ga futte imasu. It's not you.It's near. It's snowing. It's possible. It's not raining anymore. It's raining. It's too high. Mada hayai desu. It's none of your business! yokei na osewa da! It's not me. Ame ga futte imasu. It's still early. It's there.

It's warm. Goshinsetsu arigatou gozaimasu. Atatakai desu. Kyou wa kanari samui desu. Watashi wa kono tegami o kakitome ni shite morai tai. Genzou onegai shimasu. It's wet. It's yours. Ringo wo tabetai. Omakase shimasu. I want to deposit money. Yokin onegai shimasu. I want a book. Fukouhei desu. Kinou wa kanari atsukatta desu. It tastes good! Aa. I want this letter registered.It's unfair. oishii! It was very hot yesterday. Nureta. Sore wa anata no desu. Kouza wo hirakitai no desu ga. I want to go to Disneyland. Hon ga hoshii desu. I want to make a withdrawal. It's very nice of you. I want to eat an apple. I want to close my account. Kouza wo torikeshitai no desu ga. Okane o hikidashitai no desu ga. Wakarimasu. Dizuniirando ni ikitai desu. I want to open an account. I want to develop these pictures. Terebi wo kaitai to omotte imasu. I understand. It's up to you. I want to buy a TV set. . It's very cold today.

Goissho shimasu. Kochira ni sankagetsu taizai shimasu. I was born in 1990 Watashi ga umareta no wa senkyuuhyaku kyuujuunen desu. Sugu ni modori masu. I will leave today. Achira made otomo shimasu. I will accompany you there.I want to work abroad. . I will be back soon. I will come tomorrow. I will be back. I will leave. Gaikou de hataraki tai. I will always remember you. Watashi wa sen kyuu hyaku kyuuju hachi nen kugatsu nanoka ni umare mashita. I will go to the market. I will come later. Kitto kaette kimasu. Asu no asa hayaku shuppatsu shimasu. Kandou shimashita. Watashi wa ato kara mairimasu. I was born on Septermber 7. Watashi wa kyou shuppatsu shimasu. I will leave early tomorrow morning. I will do whatever I can do. I was impressed. I will be there for three months. I will call you up. Hirai. Hiraisan o goshoukai shimasu. Kesshite anata no koto wo wasuremasen. I will go to the bank tomorrow. Ashita ginkou e ikimasu. Watashi wa shuppatsu shimasu. 1998. Ichiba ni itte kimasu. Dekiru koto wa nandemo shimasu. I will introduce you to Mr. Denwa shimasu. I will go with you. Asu mairimasu.

Ashita kara shigoto desu. I will pay cash. Omachi shimashou. Kyasshu de oharai shimasu. Yatte mimashou. I will try. I will see what I can do about it. The first point is that Japanese is a phonetically based language. I will think about it. Once you learn the basic building blocks of the language. Choukabun wa haraimasu. Relax. You are here: Useful Japanese Phrases » Learn Japanese Phrases Top of Form Bottom of Form Learn Japanese Phrases You may be planning a trip to Japan and would like to learn some Japanese phrases. Watashi wa isshuukan barai ni shimasu. You may be thinking this will be a hard task and not sure if you will be able to utter a single word of Japanese. Kono heya ni shimasu. Nichiyoubi ni oai shimashou. I will rest for a while. I will pay for the excess. What that means is that you pronounce it the way it is written. There are no exceptions like there are in English. I will pay weekly. There are two points that will make learning Japanese and especially a few phrases easier for you. Sukoshi yasumimasu. to say words are simply a case of putting together . Shashin o oukuri shimasu. Nani ga dekiru ka kangaemasu.really. I will start working tomorrow. I will wait.I will meet you on Sunday. I will send you some pictures. Kangaete mimasu. it's not that hard . I will take this room.

The second point is that many phrases in English are only one or two words in Japanese. Later on. For example. Learn Japanese Phrases English Hello Excuse Me Yes No I don't understand Thank-you No Thank-you You're welcome I'm sorry I'm pleased I'm sad Japanese Konnichi wa Sumimasen Hai Iie Wakarimasen Arigato Kekko desu Do Itashimashite Gomen Nasai Ureshii desu Kanashii desu Bottom of Form Japanese Phrases For I Love You Have a look below for some phrases that will help you when you need to say 'I Love You' or perhaps something not so strong. you are better to learn the phrases as they are and not try to understand every word. again in Japanese is only one word 'Itakakimasu'. If you sound the word out and write it how it sounds in English it would be ah ri gah toh. 'How do you do?' is only one word in Japanese 'Hajimemashite'.the syllables and you will be able to pronounce the words correctly. In Japanese. but you should find after you have learnt the basic sounds of the language. Japanese does use a different sentence structure to English though. so when you are first starting out to learn Japanese. if you continue learning. Click Play and Listen below to learn some basic Japanese phrases. as it may confuse you. To say 'I Love You' you say 'Ai shiteru'. Japanese Phrases for Liking and Loving . For example to say 'Thankyou' in Japanese is 'Arigatou'. Most of the phrases below are one or two words which makes them good ones to start to learn Japanese. Another example is 'Lets start eating'. you will then how sentences are put together. Of course not all phrases will be one or two words. putting together words and sentences is not so hard after all. the word for 'Love' is 'Ai'.

Oyasumi nasai. Good afternoon. Of course just reading the words won't actually help you to speak and pronounce the language correctly.English I Really Like You May I kiss You? I Love You Will You Marry Me? Japanese Dai Suki Dayo Kisu shite mo ii? Ai shiteru Kekkon shite kureru You are here: Japanese Greetings Top of Form Bottom of Form On this page you will find all of the basic Japanese Greetings that you need to know when you learning Japanese. Ogenki desu ka? Genki Good Morning. [Good day] [Hello] Good evening Good night (said just before going to bed). Scroll down and click on 'Play' and the back and forward arrows to select the word you would like to hear. How are you? [Are you in good spirits?] Well [ good spirits] . so we've also included audio so that you can also hear the words. Konban wa. Japanese Pronunciation English Ohayoo gozaimasu Konnichi wa.

I'm sorry. I am Yamada. / Excuse me. [Due to your kind thought. I'm terribly sorry. You're welcome. / See you later. Yamada desu. Excuse me. I'm sorry. My name is Yamada. Watakushi no namae wa Yamada desu. Okagesama de. . Sayounara Do-itashi-mashite Sumimasen Gomen-nasai Ogenki-desu-ka? Do-shimashita-ka? Odaijini I am very well. That's all right Good bye. am well] What is your name? What is your name? My name is Yamada Masao. How are you? What's the matter? Take good care of yourself. Onamae wa nan to osshaimasu ka? Onamae wa? Yamada Masao to mooshimasu. / Thank you.Genki desu Arigatoo gozaimasu. Gomen nasai Ii desu. Thank you Thank you.

If you can't remember the right kanji for a word. However. words that have no kanji. How do the 46 hiragana characters behave in the Japanese Language? ->Each Japanese "alphabet" has a particular function. *Showing pronunciation Hiragana characters are often written next to unusual kanji characters to show their pronunciation in the same way that we have added roman characters to the sentence above. In addition to those 46 hiragana there are some hiragana with different pronunciation. => Hiragana are used when you can't use kanji. each with a particular sound but with no independent meaning. One way is in the form of okurigana. Often you can see them together with a kanji to form a word. => Hiragana can be used to express and write all Japanese words without the use of kanji since hiragana is like an alphabet. for sound symbolism. Hiragana can also be used for adverbs and names for animals and plants. In this case the hiragana characters are referred to as furigana or yomigana. Therefore. It represents every sound in the Japanese language. hiragana is also used to write native Japanese words that have no kanji of their own. the hiragana characters added to the end of words to modify meaning. Hiragana is used for changing meanings of kanji by adding a hiragana character after the kanji.com . because Japanese is written with no spaces. Hiragana characters play two major roles. words which are commonly written only in kana. Hiragana is used for verb and adjective endings (okurigana). and as furigana (hints provided by the writer to the reading of an unfamiliar kanji). There are 46 Hiragana to learn. How many hiragana characters are used in Japanese Language? ->There are 46 hiragana symbols in Japanese. you can just spell it out in hiragana. words for which the writer does not know the kanji. Hiragana is also used wherever kanji characters wouldn't be used. => Hiragana is used along with kanji to write all native Japanese words (including words of Chinese origin). help verb.=> Hiragana is the basic Japanese phonetic alphabet. In addition. and conjunctions. Hiragana-katakana. *Creating grammatical structure A major function of hiragana is to add grammatical structure to sentences. you can theoretically write everything in hiragana. this will create nearly indecipherable text. particles. particles.

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