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Posted 7/30/08

Kawaii! - Cute!
Kowai- Scary.
Kakko ii - Cool appearance wise.
Sugoi!/Sugei! - Cool as in Wow! that's cool!.
Saiko! - Superlatively wonderful.
Wakarimasen / wakaranai - I don't understand.
Wakkanai / wakkane! - Colloquial form of wakarimasen.
Iya - No
Iyada! Ya da! - That sucks! there's no way!
Yatta! - I did it!
Muri - Impossible
Nandakke? - Said when one is unsure and trying really hard to think of what
to say or do.
Gaijin Da! - A really rude way to say, Oh, a foreigner! (literally, outsider).
Yappari - As expected.
Ohayo = Good morning
Ohayo gozaimasu = Good morning (official)
Konnichiwa = Good fternoon , welcome
Konbanwa = Good evening
Oyasumi= Good night
Oyasumi nasai = Good night (official)
Sayonara = Bye
Gokigenyo= farewell (a more formal expression)
Itadakimasu= (words said before having a meal)
Gochisousama= words said after the meal)
Itekimasu = (said when departing)
Iterashai = Said to travelers or deceased
Tanjyoubi o medetou= Happy Birthday
Douzo yoroshiku= Pleased to meet you (a more formal expression)
O genki desu ka?= are you well (like dou shiteru but more formal)
(hai) genki desu!= (yes) i am well
Yes = Hai
No = iie
Thank you = Arigato
Thank you very much = Arigato gozaimasu
You're welcome = Douitashimashite
Please = Douzo
Excuse me = sumimasen or shitsurei shimasu
Goodbye = Sayounara
So long = jaamataashita
Good morning = O hayou gozaimasu
Good afternoon = Kon-nichiwa
Good evening = Konbanwa
I do not understand = Wakarimasen
How do you say this in [Japanese]? = Kore wa [nihongo] de nan to iimasuka?
Do you speak ________? = Anata wa _______ go wo hanasemasuka?
English = Eigo
French = Furansugo
German = Doitsugo
Spanish = Supeingo
Chinese = Chuugokugo
I = watashi, watakushi, boku (for males only)
We = watashi tachi, wareware
You (singular, familiar) = kimi
You (singular, formal) = anata
You (plural) = anatagata
They = Karera
What is your name? = Anata no namae wa nan to iimasu ka?
Nice to meet you. = O-ai dekite ureshii desu.
How are you? = O-genki desu ka
Good = ii. Yoi, Genki desu
Bad = Warui, Yokunai
So so = Maamaa desu, Bochi-bochi desu
Wife = Kanai, Tsuma
[oh!] I see = Aa, sou desu ka
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Posted 8/1/08
jaamataashita really means I'll see you tomorrow
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Posted 8/7/08
i thought konnichiwa is "hello"?
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Posted 8/8/08
YeSung,
that's a nice list you put together. looks good to me.

Jisatsu, you're right. ja ma is later. and ashita is tomorrow, so
when you put them together, you get "i'll see you tomorrow"

bailuvyalun, it can be interpreted as that so long as you're using it during the afternoon hours.
for the morning, you'd use ohayo and evening konbanwa
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Posted 8/9/08 , edited 8/9/08

bailuvyalun wrote:

i thought konnichiwa is "hello"?


Konnichiwa is like hello but only in the afternoon, basically jus a way of greeting someone in the afternoon, like if your passing by someone you can say, hello, or good afternoon.
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Posted 8/14/08
arigatou! i had been tryin to figure out kimi for while
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Posted 8/15/08

jakari wrote:


bailuvyalun wrote:

i thought konnichiwa is "hello"?


Konnichiwa is like hello but only in the afternoon, basically jus a way of greeting someone in the afternoon, like if your passing by someone you can say, hello, or good afternoon.


oh i see...arigatou...
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Posted 8/16/08

bailuvyalun wrote:

i thought konnichiwa is "hello"?


yhea.. i thought that too.. hmh.
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