Basic Japanese Phrases


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Basic Phrases

  • Thank you.Play Clip Arigatoo gozaimasu.
  • Thank you very much.Play Clip Doomo arigatoo gozaimasu.
  • You're welcome.Play Clip Doo itashimashite.
  • Please.Play Clip onegai shimasu
  • Yes.Play Clip hai
  • No.Play Clip iie
  • Excuse me.Play Clip Sumimasen.
  • Pardon me.Play Clip Sumimasen.
  • I'm sorry.Play Clip Gomen’nasai.
  • I don't understand.Play Clip Wakarimasen.
  • I don't speak Japanese.Play Clip Nihongo ga wakarimasen.
  • I don't speak Japanese very well.Play Clip Nihongo wa amari joozu ja arimasen.
  • Do you speak English?Play Clip Eigo o hanashimasu ka?
  • Speak slowly, please.Play Clip Yukkuri hanashite kudasai.
  • Repeat, please.Play Clip Moo ichido onegai shimasu.
  • What's your name?Play Clip Onamae wa nandesu ka?
  • How are you?Play Clip Ogenki desu ka?
  • Do you speak English?Play Clip Eigo o hanashimasu ka?
  • Where is the subway?Play Clip Chikatetsu wa doko desu ka?
  • Is the tip included?Play Clip Chippu wa fukumarete imasu ka?
  • How much does that cost?Play Clip Kore wa ikura desu ka?
  • Is there a public phone here?Play Clip Koko ni kooshuudenwa ga arimasu ka?
  • Can I get on the internet?Play Clip Intaanetto o tsukattemo iidesu ka?
  • Can you help me?Play Clip Tetsudatte itadakemasu ka?
  • Where is the bathroom?Play Clip Ofuro wa doko desu ka?


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