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Greetings

 
Hello! こんにちは!---Konnichiwa!
こんにちは!
Konnichiwa!
Hello!
Good morning! (sg/pl) おはようございます!---Ohayougozaimasu!
おはようございます!
Ohayougozaimasu!
Good morning! (sg/pl)
Hello! (sg/pl) こんにちは!---Konnichiwa!
こんにちは!
Konnichiwa!
Hello! (sg/pl)
Good evening! (sg/pl) こんばんは!---Konbanwa!
こんばんは!
Konbanwa!
Good evening! (sg/pl)
Good night! (sg/pl) おやすみなさい!---Oyasuminasai!
おやすみなさい!
Oyasuminasai!
Good night! (sg/pl)
Bye! (infml) ばいばい!---Bye-bye!
ばいばい!
Bye-bye!
Bye! (infml)
Good bye! (fml.) さようなら!---Sayounara!
さようなら!
Sayounara!
Good bye! (fml.)

Important vocabulary

 
yes はい---Hai
はい
Hai
yes
no いいえ---Iie
いいえ
Iie
no
maybe もしかしたら---Moshikashitara
もしかしたら
Moshikashitara
maybe
OK わかりました---Wakarimashita
わかりました
Wakarimashita
OK
Thank you! ありがとう!---Arigatou!
ありがとう!
Arigatou!
Thank you!
You're welcome! (m/f) どういたしまして!---Douitashimashite!
どういたしまして!
Douitashimashite!
You're welcome! (m/f)
Excuse me, … (sg/pl) すみません、・・・---Sumimasen,...
すみません、・・・
Sumimasen,...
Excuse me, … (sg/pl)
I'm sorry. (m/f) ごめんなさい---Gomennasai
ごめんなさい
Gomennasai
I'm sorry. (m/f)
I have … / I don't have ... ・・・をもっています/ ...を もっていません---... wo motte imasu / ... wo motteimasen
・・・をもっています/ ...を もっていません
... wo motte imasu
... wo motteimasen
I have … / I don't have ...
We (don't) have … ・・・をもっています/ ...をもっていません---... wo motte imasu / ... wo motteimasen
・・・をもっています/ ...をもっていません
... wo motte imasu
... wo motteimasen
We (don't) have …
There is (no) ... ・・・があります/ ... がありません)---... ga arimasu / ga arimasen
・・・があります/ ... がありません)
... ga arimasu
ga arimasen
There is (no) ...

Introducing yourself

 
My name is ... ・・・といいます---... to iimasu
・・・といいます
... to iimasu
My name is ...
I'm from ... ・・・人です---... jin desu
・・・人です
... jin desu
I'm from ...
I'm ... years old. わたしは・・・さいです---Watashi wa ... sai desu
わたしは・・・さいです
Watashi wa ... sai desu
I'm ... years old.
I am married. / I am not married. わたしはけっこんしています(どくしんです)---Watashi wa kekkon shite imasu / Watashi wa dokushin desu
わたしはけっこんしています(どくしんです)
Watashi wa kekkon shite imasu
Watashi wa dokushin desu
I am married. / I am not married.
I am traveling alone. / I am not traveling alone. (m/f) わたしはひとりでりょこうをしています(ひとりではありません)---Watashi wa hitoride ryokou wo shite imasu / Watashi wa hitori dewa arimasen
わたしはひとりでりょこうをしています(ひとりではありません)
Watashi wa hitoride ryokou wo shite imasu
Watashi wa hitori dewa arimasen
I am traveling alone. / I am not traveling alone. (m/f)
I'm traveling with ... わたしは・・・とりょこうをしています---Watashi wa ? to ryokou wo shiteimasu
わたしは・・・とりょこうをしています
Watashi wa ? to ryokou wo shiteimasu
I'm traveling with ...

Comprehension

 
I don't speak any Japanese. にほんごをはなせません---Nihongo wo hanasemasen
にほんごをはなせません
Nihongo wo hanasemasen
I don't speak any Japanese.
I don't understand that. (m/f) わかりません---Wakarimasen
わかりません
Wakarimasen
I don't understand that. (m/f)
Do you speak … ? (m/f) ・・・をはなせますか?---... wo hanasemasuka?
・・・をはなせますか?
... wo hanasemasuka?
Do you speak … ? (m/f)
Does anyone here speak ... ? ・・・をはなせるひとはいますか?---... wo hanaseru hito wa imasuka?
・・・をはなせるひとはいますか?
... wo hanaseru hito wa imasuka?
Does anyone here speak ... ?
English えいご---Eigo
えいご
Eigo
English
French ふらんすご---Furansugo
ふらんすご
Furansugo
French
Could you write that down please. (m/f) かいてもらえますか?---Kaitemorae masuka?
かいてもらえますか?
Kaitemorae masuka?
Could you write that down please. (m/f)
Could you please repeat that. (m/f) もういちどいってください---Mouichido itte kudasai
もういちどいってください
Mouichido itte kudasai
Could you please repeat that. (m/f)
Just a moment please. ちょっとまってください---Chotto matte kudasai
ちょっとまってください
Chotto matte kudasai
Just a moment please.

Numbers

 
zero ぜろ/れい---Zero
ぜろ/れい
Zero
zero
one いち---Ichi
いち
Ichi
one
two に---Ni

Ni
two
three さん---San
さん
San
three
four し/よん---Shi/yon
し/よん
Shi/yon
four
five ご---Go

Go
five
six ろく---Roku
ろく
Roku
six
seven しち/なな---Shichi/nana
しち/なな
Shichińana
seven
eight はち---Hachi
はち
Hachi
eight
nine きゅう/く---Kyu-/ku
きゅう/く
Kyu-/ku
nine
ten じゅう---Jyu-
じゅう
Jyu-
ten
eleven じゅういち---Jyu-ichi
じゅういち
Jyu-ichi
eleven
twelve じゅうに---Jyu-ni
じゅうに
Jyu-ni
twelve
thirteen じゅうさん---Jyu-san
じゅうさん
Jyu-san
thirteen
fourteen じゅうし/じゅうよん---Jyu-si/jyu-yon
じゅうし/じゅうよん
Jyu-si/jyu-yon
fourteen
fifteen じゅうご---Jyu-go
じゅうご
Jyu-go
fifteen
sixteen じゅうろく---Jyu-roku
じゅうろく
Jyu-roku
sixteen
seventeen じゅうひち/じゅうなな---Jyu-shichi
じゅうひち/じゅうなな
Jyu-shichi
seventeen
eighteen じゅうはち---Jyu-hachi
じゅうはち
Jyu-hachi
eighteen
nineteen じゅうきゅう/じゅうく---Jyu-kyu-/jyu-ku
じゅうきゅう/じゅうく
Jyu-kyu-/jyu-ku
nineteen
twenty にじゅう---Nijyu-
にじゅう
Nijyu-
twenty
twenty-one にじゅういち---Nijyu-ichi
にじゅういち
Nijyu-ichi
twenty-one
thirty さんじゅう---Sanjyu-
さんじゅう
Sanjyu-
thirty
forty よんじゅう/しじゅう---Yonjyu-/shijyu-
よんじゅう/しじゅう
Yonjyu-śhijyu-
forty
fifty ごじゅう---Gojyu-
ごじゅう
Gojyu-
fifty
sixty ろくじゅう---Rokujyu-
ろくじゅう
Rokujyu-
sixty
seventy しちじゅう/ななじゅう---Shichijyu-/nanajyu-
しちじゅう/ななじゅう
Shichijyu-ńanajyu-
seventy
eighty はちじゅう---Hachijyu-
はちじゅう
Hachijyu-
eighty
ninety きゅうじゅう/----Kyujyu-/-
きゅうじゅう/-
Kyujyu-/-
ninety
one hundred ひゃく---Hyaku
ひゃく
Hyaku
one hundred
one thousand せん---Sen
せん
Sen
one thousand
one million ひゃくまん---Hyakuman
ひゃくまん
Hyakuman
one million
some / a couple いくらか---Ikuraka
いくらか
Ikuraka
some / a couple
10 000 いちまん---Ichiman
いちまん
Ichiman
10 000
 

 

 
 
 
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