Common Japanese Phrases

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Common Japanese Phrases

2018-11-06T09:35:31+00:00October 10th, 2018|Travel Japan, Vocabularies|

Are you planning to go Japan?

But first, are you prepared to go to Japan?

One way to prepare is to know the common Japanese phrases that you can use on your visit. And on that note, this article will help you to know the translations of common Japanese phrases in English. These simple phrases might be a big help while you are on your visit.

Let’s start learning!

Let’s start with the simple ones:

Next, with the not so simple ones:

Now, after reading some of the common Japanese phrases that you can you when you stay and visit Japan, did you remember them?

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#1 What is the English translation of “arigatou gozaimasu”?

arigatou gozaimasu means Thank you.

#2 What is the English translation of “sumimasen”?

sumimasen means Excuse me.

#3 What is the Japanese translation of “I’m sorry”?

gomen nasai means I’m sorry/Sorry

#4 What is the Japanese translation of “I don’t understand”?

wakarimasen means I don’t understand

#5 What is the English translation of “konnichiwa”?

konnichiwa means Good Afternoon/Hello

#6 What is the English translation of “douitashimashite”?

douitashimashite means You’re welcome

#7 What is the English translation of “hisashiburi”?

hisashiburi means It’s been a while

#8 What is the English translation of “konbanwa”?

konbanwa means Good Evening

#9 What is the Japanese translation of “Goodbye”?

sayonara means Goodbye

#10 What is the Japanese translation of “Goodnight”?

oyasumi nasai/oyasumi means Goodnight

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