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Essential Basics


By on November 22, 2015 in Japanese Phrases

Be fluent with these essential, basic Japanese words and phrases. See the full list of Japanese Words and Phrases here. You will learn this Japanese essential basics in no time!

Most new students of Japanese have some confusion learning the Japanese essential basics so it is vital to master phrases like the following Japanese phrases below:

はい

hai

Yes

いいえ

iie

No

そして  …と

soshite, … to

And

OK

OK

OK!

たぶん

tabun

Maybe

kare

He

彼女

kanojo

She

私たち

watashi tachi

Us

どうぞ

douzo

Please

ありがとう

arigato

Thank you

ありがとうございます

arigato gozaimasu

Thank you very much

結構です

kekkou desu

No thank you

どういたしまして

doh itashimashite

You’re welcome

すみません

sumimasen

Excuse me (to interrupt or to ask)

失礼ですが

shiturei desuga

Pardon me

知っています

shitte imasu

I know

知りません

shirimasen

I don’t know

いつも

itsumo

Always

決して

kesshite

Never

分かります

wakarimasu

I understand

分かりません

wakarimasen

I don’t understand

これ

kore

This

あれ

are

That

ここ

koko

Here

そこ

soko

There

どのように

donoyouni

How?

いくつ?

ikutsu?

How many?

それは何ですか?

sore wa nandesuka?

What is it?

どこ?

doko?

Where?

だれ?

dare?

Who?

いつ?

itsu?

When?

なぜ?

naze?

Why?

どちら?

dochira?

Which?

でも

demo

But

もちろん

mochiron

Of course

本当です

hontoh desu

Of course

危ない!

abunai!

Watch out!

乾杯!

kanpai!

Cheers!

入り口

iriguchi

Entrance

非常口

hijyoguchi

Emergency Exit

洗面所

senmenjo

Toilets

男性

dansei

Men

女性

josei

Women

ie

House

So what do you think?