BASIC JAPANESE PHRASES
Basic Japanese Phrases: Here are some Japanese phrases that you could find very helpful on your travels to Japan.
These are very easy to learn basic Japanese phrases. For a more detailed list of Japanese phrases see our Japanese Phrase Book.
Hello - Kon nichi wa - こんにちは。
How are you? - O-genki desu ka? - お元気ですか。
Fine, thank you. - Genki desu. Arigatō. - 元気です。ありがとう。
What is your name? - O-namae wa nan desu ka? - お名前は何ですか。
My name is ____ . - Watashi no namae wa ____ desu. 私の名前は ____ です。
Nice to meet you - Hajime mashite. - 始めまして。
Please - Dōzo. - どうぞ。
Thank you - Arigatō. - ありがとう。
You're welcome - Dō itashi mashite. - どういたしまして。
Yes - Hai. (high) - はい。
No - Iie. (ee-eh) - いいえ。
Excuse me - Sumima sen. - すみません。
I'm sorry - Gomen nasai. - ごめんなさい。
Goodbye - Sayōnara. - さようなら。
IMPROVE YOUR JAPANESE
best way to improve your Japanese is to use it regularly. The best
way to use your Japanese regularly is to talk to native Japanese who
are interested in developing their English skills. This way you
improve your language skills, help them with their English and make
new friends at the same time.
GoJapanGo Friends is the ideal way to find language partners, both male and female. It is great to have friends in Japan so when you travel there, you can meet them and they can show you around. This way you can experience the real Japan that you would normally miss as a tourist.
For a more detailed list of Japanese phrases see our Japanese Phrase Book.