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GREETINGS / INTRODUCTIONS:






ohayo gozaimasu = good morning (or just ohayo) like Ohio





konnichi wa = good day, good afternoon (nichi = day), hello


konbon wa = good evening (bon = evening)



o yasumi nasai = good night



sayōnara = goodbye, farewell - when leaving for some time or don't expect to see them again soon



bai-bai = bye-bye



Ja mata = (see you) later/again or Dewa mata ne = See you again



Mata ashita = (see you) again tomorrow or Dewa mata ashita = See you again tomorrow



When introducing yourself, the bow (ojigi) is preferred to a handshake

- from a nod of the head to a full bow from the waist. The deeper the bow, the higher the respect.



haji memashite = how do you do? (used the first time you meet someone)



dozo yoroshiku = Pleased to meet you



genki desu ka = how are you?



o-kage-sama de = I'm fine thanks or Genki desu = I'm fine



shitsurei shimasu = excuse me (I'm leaving your presence, like excusing yourself from a conversation or when walking in front of someone)



Watashi no-namae wa Jimu desu. = My name is Jim (or “Jim desu” = I’m Jim)



Anata no o-namae wa nan desu ka? = What is your name?




Sumimasen ga. Watashi wa Amerika-jin desu. Eigo o hanashimasu ka?

= Excuse me. I'm an American. Do you speak English?




Nihongo o hanashimasu ka = Do you speak Japanese?




Hai, sukoshi = Yes, a little




Zannen desu ga hanashimasen = No, I'm afraid not [I speak none]



(or just shake your head, look confused and say "iie" [eeyay] = no )




Mo icho-do o-negai shimasu = Say that again please




Motto yukkuri hanashite kudasai = could you speak more slowly please




You can always use. . . "wakarimasen" ... = I don't understand.




irasshaimasu / irasshaimashita = welcome (to Japan, to our home, to our restaurant, etc.)






Arigato = Thank you (thanks)

Domo arigato = Thank you very much (thanks alot)

Domo arigato gozaimasu = Thank you very much (polite form)

Domo = Thank you very much (short, casual form)




Do itashimashite = you’re welcome / don’t mention it








moshi-moshi = ‘hello’ - on the telephone





ikani nihongo no "..............." wo iu ka ? = How do you say "....................." in Japanese?

ikani iu ka = How do you say . . . ?




Kyo wa tanoshikatta = I had a good time today





Watashi-tachi wa honto ni tanoshiku sugoshimashita = We have really enjoyed ourselves.





Watashi-tachi wa mata kitai desu = We would like to come again

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Conversational Words

hello on telephone= moshi moshi

informal good morning= ohayo

formal good morning= ohayo gazaimasu

hello, till the afternoon= konnichiwa

good evening= konbanwa

informal good night= oyasumi

formal good night= oyasumi nasai

casual goodbye, even saying it to a class man one year older than you is horribly impolite= ja mata ne

extremely casual goodbye, even saying it to a class man one year older than you is horribly impolite= ja'ne/ja ne

more formal= goodbye sayoonara

literally- sorry, I did something wrong, I'm sorry= gomen nasai

sorry for a quick mess up (like being a klutz) sumimasen

very casual thank you= domo

casual thank you= arigatou

thank you very much= domo arigatou

thank you, used for groups of people= arigatou gaziamasu

very polite thank you= domo arigatou gaziamasu

yes= hai

no= iie

am, is, are= desu (pronounced des)

used after a noun in the sentence to specify it wa

used to specify anything non-human as a noun= wo

used to show possession of a noun= no (Heero no onna >> Heero's woman/woman of Heero)

when= itsu

Yeeoowch!= Itai!

whops/oh no (notice exclamation)= wa!

phone number= denwa bango

breakfast= cho sho ku

lunch= chu cho ku

dinner= yu sho ku

meal= shokuji

train= kisha

theater= gekijo

inn= ryokan
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