This lesson is for busy people who are traveling to Japan for business or leisure. Not many Japanese people speak English, hence you might face a situation which would require you to know some basic Japanese words and phrases. This quick Japanese language lesson will help you to learn Japanese on the go. Devote fifteen minutes a day for each lesson and do not forget to revise what you have learnt.
In this lesson you will learn how to greet in Japanese.
OHAYOU GOZAIMASU – Good morning (OHAYOU informal)
KONNICHIWA – Hello (also means good afternoon)
KONBANWA – Good evening (pron. Kombanwa)
OYASUMI NASAI – Good night (oyasumi informal)
HAJIMEMASHITE – nice to meet you (when meeting for the first time)
OGENKI DESU KA – How are you?
GENKI DESU – I am fine.
GENKI DEWA ARIMASEN – I am not fine. (Genki jya nai informal)
SUMIMASEN – Excuse me
GOMEN NASAI – Sorry (gomen informal)
ARIGATOU GOZAIMASU – Thank you (arigatou informal)
ONEGAISHIMASU – I request you / Please
SAYOUNARA – Bye
HAI – Yes
IIE – No (pron. eeye)