Japanese Word/Phases

Hajimemashite
Nice to meet you. / How do you do?
Doozo yoroshiku
It’s nice meeting you.
Sumimasen
Excuse me/Pardon me
Hai, soo desu
Yes, I am.
Ka
(question marker) ?
Iie
No
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Shitsuree Shimashita
I committed a rudeness (or Sorry)
O- namae wa?
May I have your name. or What is your name?
Daigaku
College or University
Kore
This
Watashi
Me, I
Meeshi
Name card, Business card
Doomo Arigatoo Gozaimasu
Thank you very much (most formal)
Doomo
Thank (very informal)
Arigatoo
Thank you
Arigatoo Gozaimasu
Thank you (formal)
Doomo Arigatoo
Thank you
Sankyuu
Thank you
Doo Itashimashite
You are welcome
Iie, doo itashimashite
You not Welcome
Ohayoo Gozaimasu
Good morning (formal)
Ohayoo
“Mornin’.”
Konnichi wa
Good afternoon / Hello
Konban wa
Good evening
O-genki desu ka
How are you?
Ee, genki desu
(Yes,) I am fine.
Okagesama de, genki desu
thanks to you, i am fine 🙂
Ee, okagesama de…
(Yes) thanks to you… (I,m fine)
Ii
いい (good)
O-tenki
weather
Desu ne.
isn’t it
O-hisashiburi desu ne.
I haven’t seen you for a long time.
Shibaraku desu ne
I haven’t seen you for a long time (informal)
Shitsuree shimasu
Good-bye (lit. excuse me)
Ja, mata
see you later
Ja
See you
Sayoonara
Good bye
O-yasumi nasai
goodnight
Kaaten
Curtain
Tenjoo
Ceiling
Denki
light, lamp
Kabe
Wall
Mado
Window
Doa
Door
Gakusee
Student
Nooto
Notebook
kaban
bag, briefcase
Kokuban-keshi
Chalkboard Eraser
Chooku
Chalk
Kami
paper
Kokuban
chalkboard
Tsukue
Desk
Sensee
teacher/professor
Isu
chair
Kyookasho
Textbook
Jisho
Dictionary
Teeburu
Table
Hon
Books
Yuka
Floor
Kyooshitsu
Classroom
Keshigomu
pencil eraser
Enpitsu
Pencil
Booru-pen
ballpoint pen
Shaapu penshiru
Mechanical Pencil
Mannenhitsu
Fountain Pen
_____ was Nihongo de nan to iimasu ka.
How do you say ________ in Japanese?
_______ to iimasu
(You) say __________.
Shitsumon ga arimasu
I have a question
Moo ichido onegai shimasu
Please say that again
Wakarimasen
I don’t understand
Wakarimashita
I understood
Chotto matte kudasai
Please wait a moment
hon o tojite kudasai
Please close your book
Hon o akete kudasai
Please open your book
Hon o mite kudasai
Please look at your book
Hon wa minaide kudasai
Don’t look at your book
Kiite kudasai
Please listen
Mite kudasai
Please look at (me, it, this)
Itte kudasai
Please say it
Moo ichido itte kudasai
Please repeat again
Yonde kudasai
Please read (it)
Nihongo de itte kudasai
Please say it it Japanese
Kurikaeshite kudasai
Please repeat
Kaite Kudasai
Please write
Renshuu shite kudasai
Please practice
Pea o tsukutte kudasai
Pair off with a classmate
Nooto o dashite kudasai
Please take out your notebook
Nooto ni kaite kudasai
Please write in your notebook
Nani mo kakanaide kudasai
Please don’t write anything down
Wakarimasu ka.
Do you understand?
Hai, wakarimasu
Yes, I understand.
Iie, wakarimasen
No, I don’t understand
Shitsumon ga arimasu ka.
Do you have any question(s)?
Hai , arimasu
Yes, i do
Iie, arimasen
No, I don’t
Hajimemashoo
let’s begin
Moo ichido
once again, please
Minasan, issho ni.
Everyone (do it) together
Ii desu ka.
is that all right?
Ii desu ne.
that’s nice
Yoku dekimashita
Well done
De wa mata kono tsugi
See you next time
Desu
To Be
Nan desu ka.
what is it?
Nan-ji desu ka.
What time is it?
Nihon ryoori
Japanese food
O-sake
Alcohol
Soba
buckwheat noodles
Sushi
rice (with raw fish) wrapped in seaweed
Denwa
Telephone
Nihongo
japanese
Aa
Ah!,Oh!
Anoo…..
well…
Chigaimasu
that’s not right 🙁
Eeto
uhh, well (used when pausing to think)
Eeto desu nee
well, let me see…
Hai, so desu.
Yes, that’s right.
Hontoo desu ka.
really? (lit., is that true?)
Hora
look! O.O
Ima
Now
Jaa
well, then
Ne
Right? (Isn’t that so?)
Are
That (thing over there)
Kore
This (Thing)
Sore
that (Thing)
Dore
Which (Thing)
Okimasu
To Get Up / To Wake Up
Asagohan o tabemasu
eat breakfast
Hirugohan o tabemasu
eat lunch
Bangohan o tabemasu
eat dinner
Gakkoo e ikimasu
go to school
toshokan e ikimasu
go to library
Kurasu e ikimasu
go to library
Shigoto e ikimasu
go to work
O-cha o noimasu
drink tea
Uchi e kaerimasu
go back home
Undoo o shimasu
do exercise
Terebi o mimaasu
watch tv
Eega o mimasu
watch movie
Hon o yomimasu
Read book
Shinbun o yomimasu
Read newspaper
Zashi o yomimasu
Read Magazine
Ongau o kikimasu
Listen to music
Nihongo o benkyoo shimasu
study Japanese
Suugaku o benkyoo shimasu
study math
Nemasu
go to sleep; go to bed