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English to Japanese: Learn Common Phrases and Words in Japanese
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View this list of common Japanese phrases with translations from: Japanese to English or English to Japanese
(Words in bold added during the last update. Latest additions can also been seen on our LearnJapaneseCL twitter page.)


Yes - Hai / はい
No - Iie / いいえ

How are you? - O-genki desu ka? / おげんきですか
I'm fine - Genki desu / げんきです

Let us have a nice relationship / Please treat me well (said during a first meeting) - Yoroshiku onegai shimasu / よろしくおねがいします
Please / Make it so / I'm leaving it up to you (when asking for a favor) - Yoroshiku onegai shimasu / よろしくおねがいします
** For a more detailed explanation including a video, please see our Vocabulary: Yoroshiku Onegai Shimasu page.

I (male or female) - Watashi / わたし
I (female) - Atashi / あたし
I (male) - Boku / ぼく
I (male) - Ore / おれ

My - Watashi no (わたしの) / Atashi no (あたしの) / Boku no (ぼくの) / Ore no (おれの)
** Click here for a more detailed explanation of How to Say I and My in Japanese.

What is your name? - O-namae wa nan desu ka?
My name is (name) - Watashi no namae wa (name) desu
I am (name) - Watashi wa (name) desu

I'm sorry - Gomen (nasai)* / ごめんなさい
Excuse me / I am sorry / Thank you (An all-purpose word) - Sumimasen / すみません

What's this? - Kore wa, nan desu ka?
What's this called (in Japanese)? - Kore wa, (Nihongo de) nan to iimasu ka?

Thanks - Domo / どうも
Thank you - Arigatou (gozaimasu)** / ありがとうございます
Thank you very much - Domo arigatou (gozaimasu)** / どうもありがとうございます

You're welcome - Doitashimashite



Good luck / Give it your best - Ganbatte kudasai (words of encouragement)

Excuse me, can you help me please? - Sumimasen ga, tasukete itadakemasen ka?
I don't understand - Wakarimasen
Do you speak English? - Eigo o hanasemasuka?
I can't speak Japanese (well) - Nihongo (yoku) hanasemasen
I don't speak (much) Japanese - Nihongo wa (amari) hanase masen

What is your phone number? - Denwa bango wa nan ban desu ka?
My number is (number) - Denwa bango wa (number) desu

Look out / Dangerous - Abunai / あぶない
Be careful - Ki o tsukete / きをつけて

Where is the bathroom? - Toire wa doko desu ka


* - nasai added for politeness.
** - gozaimasu added for politeness.


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