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Posted 4/4/08
Ten Favorite Japanese Expressions

yatta (I did it!)

Say yatta (yaht-tah) when you accomplish something big or receive a great opportunity. Passing a difficult test, getting the job you wanted, or winning the lottery all qualify as yatta material.

Honto (Realty)

Say honto (hohn-tohh) to confirm what you just heard. Suppose your colleague tells you that she's marrying your boss. Respond to the news by saying honto. You can use honto in a lot of situations because unbelievable things happen every day.

A, so desu ka (Realty)


Say a, so desu ka (ahh, sohh deh-soo kah) every time your conversational partner provides a new piece of information. Be sure to nod as you say this expression. If you talk casually with a Japanese person, you may use this phrase 200 times in an hour.

Mochiron (Of course!)

Use this adverb when you're 100 percent confident in your opinion. If you were a married man, how would you answer this question from your wife: "Would you marry me if you had a chance to do it all over again?" Don't think about it; just say mochiron (moh-chee-rohn).

A, yokatta (Oh, good)

Say a, yokatta (ahh, yoh-kaht-tah) every time you feel like saying "What a relief" or "Oh, good." If you're a worrier, you may say it ten times a day.

Zenzen (Not at all)

Zenzen (zehn-zehn) is the phrase of denial. Suppose someone asks you, "Am I disturbing you?" If she isn't bothering you, say zenzen and shake your head.

Nani (What?)

Say nani (nah-nee) when you don't hear or understand what the other person said. You can also say nani when you can't believe or don't like what you hear.

Ooshiyo (What shall I do?)

Say doshiyo (dohh-shee-yohh) when you're in a panic and have no idea what to do. You can repeat it over and over while you try to think of a solution.

A, bikkurishita (What a surprise!)

Say a, bikkurishita (ahh, beek-koo-ree-shee-tah) when you're very surprised.

ylappari (I knew it Would happen)

Sometimes you have a vague suspicion that something will happen, and then it actually happens. At times like that, say yappari (yahp-pah-ree).


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Posted 4/7/08
for me i only like two so if you may....

Matte
- it means wait!

Onegai
- means please

that's my favorite japanese words right now.... sorry if it doesn't reach 10... gomene,,,,
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Posted 4/14/08
tnx for sharing...this is so cool...^^

domo arigatou.... :D
Posted 4/21/08
arigato gozaimasu!!! Now I use this to say to my friends!!
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Posted 4/24/08
Arigatou gozaimasu!!
Posted 4/25/08
Why not include Majide. ? Haha. In my case, this one is my favorite.
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Posted 5/3/08
kawaii ne...! "cute, huh!" ^^v
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Posted 5/3/08
tnx for these infos. . .^_^. . .i often hear"shoganena" as well. . .^_^. . .jitsu wa, it's my favorite word. . .^_^
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Posted 5/4/08
thanks for sharing!
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Posted 5/7/08
well can i post mine actually i hav more than 10....

1. yatta!
2.kawaii ne!
3.kakkoiii!
4.sugoii!
5.umaiii!
6.oishii!
7.majiiii?! :o
8.hontoni!? :o
9.sou ka!? :lol:
10.kowaikunai!! B)
11.ikouyo!
12.ganbarre yo!
13.fighto oh!
14. nanda kore!!
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Posted 5/12/08

ryonad wrote:

well can i post mine actually i hav more than 10....

1. yatta!
2.kawaii ne!
3.kakkoiii!
4.sugoii!
5.umaiii!
6.oishii!
7.majiiii?! :o
8.hontoni!? :o
9.sou ka!? :lol:
10.kowaikunai!! B)
11.ikouyo!
12.ganbarre yo!
13.fighto oh!
14. nanda kore!!


these are from anime.....i know all of them^^but anyway thanx!!!!
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Posted 5/13/08

f9a9101 wrote:


ryonad wrote:

well can i post mine actually i hav more than 10....

1. yatta!
2.kawaii ne!
3.kakkoiii!
4.sugoii!
5.umaiii!
6.oishii!
7.majiiii?! :o
8.hontoni!? :o
9.sou ka!? :lol:
10.kowaikunai!! B)
11.ikouyo!
12.ganbarre yo!
13.fighto oh!
14. nanda kore!!


these are from anime.....i know all of them^^but anyway thanx!!!!

hehhe ya but most of them i learned from japanese drama n my fav singers videoes..heheeh

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Posted 5/18/08
my most favourite are YOSH, YATTA !
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Posted 5/22/08
common japanese wrds use:
NAN DA TO?!
KAWAII!
TANOSHII!
URUSAI!
SUGOI!
NEKO

more 2 b added!
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