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USEFUL EXPRESSIONS

USEFUL EXPRESSIONS

*Click on the underlined Japanese phrases to listen to the recorded examples.

1 :

JAPANESE
ENGLISH
Ohayoo gozaimasu. Good morning.
Konnichiwa. Good afternoon / Hello.
Konbanwa. Good evening (after sundown).

2 :

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Sayoonara. Good-bye.
Oyasuminasai. Good night.
Ja mata. /Dewa mata. See you (later).
Ja mata ashita. See you tomorrow.

3 :

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Hajimemashite. How do you do?
Doozo yoroshiku (onegai shimasu). Nice to meet you.

4 :

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(Doomo) Arigatoo gozaimasu. Thank you (very much).
Doo itashimashite. You’re welcome.

5 :

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ENGLISH
A: Doozo. A: Please.
B: Doomo. B: Thank you.
  (“arigatoo” is more formal)
A: Iie. A: You’re welcome.

6 :

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ENGLISH
  (Doomo) Sumimasen. Excuse me.
I’m sorry.
Thank you.

7 :

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Q: Ogenki desu ka? Q: How are you?
A: Hai, genki desu. A: Yes, I’m fine.

8 :

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ENGLISH
Q: Daijoobu desu ka? Q: Is it all right? /
  Are you OK?
A: Hai, daijoobu desu. A: Yes, it is all right. /
  Yes, I’m OK.

9 :

JAPANESE
ENGLISH
Osakini doozo. After you.

10 :

JAPANESE
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Itadakimasu. Set phrase used before eating or drinking
Gochisoosama (deshita). Set phrase used after eating or drinking

11 :

JAPANESE
ENGLISH
A: Shitsurei shimasu. A: Excuse me
  (used before entering a room).
B: Hai, doozo. B: Please come in.

12 :

JAPANESE
ENGLISH
A: Omedetoo gozaimasu. A: Congratulations!
B: Arigatoo gozaimasu. B: Thank you.
Tanjoobi omedetoo gozaimasu. Happy Birthday.
Akemashite omedetoo gozaimasu. Happy New Year!

13 :

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Ii tenki desu ne. It’ s a good weather, isn’t it?
Atsui desu ne. It’s hot, isn’t it?

14 :

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Q: Wakarimasu ka? Q: Do you understand?
A: Hai, wakarimasu. A: Yes, I understand.
  Iie, wakarimasen.   No, I don’t understand.
  Moo ichido onegai shimasu.   Once more, please.

15 :

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Q: “Yes” wa Nihon- go de nan desu ka? Q: What is “Yes” in Japanese?
A: “Yes” wa Nihon- go de “Hai” desu. A: “Yes” is “Hai” in Japanese.

16 :

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Chotto matte kudasai. Just a moment, please.
Kiotsukete kudasai. Be careful, please.

17 :

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Q: Tsukaremashitaka? Q: Are you tired?
A: Hai, chotto A: Yes, a little…
  Iie, daijoobu desu.   No, I’m all right.

18 :

JAPANESE
ENGLISH
Yoi goryokoo o. Have a nice trip.
Mata aimashoo. Let’s meet again.
Mata kitekudasai. Please come again.