Lanterns with Japanese writing

Japanese the very basics

In the lead up to our trip, we have started to learn some very basic Japanese, keeping it to the most commonly used words and phrases.

With the help of the ‘uTalk Go’ app, our list is continuously growing as we dedicate moments during the day to memorise and improve our pronunciation.

So far our list of words includes the following:

Kon-nichiwaHello
HaiYes
IeNo
KekkodesuNo thanks
OnegaishimasuPlease
ArigatogozaimasuThank you
Domo ArigatogazaimasuThank you very much
Do itashimashite
You’re welcome
Kohiwo kudasaiI’d like a coffee please
Birua nihai kudasaiTwo beers, please
DenshaTrain
EkiTrain station
KukoAirport
HoteruHotel
KurumaCar
BasuBus
DenwaTelephone
SumimasenExcuse me
Nanji desukaWhat’s the time?
Moichido ittekuremasukaCould you repeat that?
Mosukoshi yukkuri haashitekudasaiPlease speak more slowly
WakarimasenI don’t understand
Gomen-nasaiSorry
Toirewa dokodesukaWhere is the toilet?
JoshitoireLadies toilet
DanshitoireGents toilet
Kaiganwa dokodesukaWhere is the beach?
Ginkowa dokodesukaWhere is the bank?
ByoinHospital
KaitenOpen
HeitenClosed
Korewa ikuradesukaHow much does it cost?
IrasshaimaseWelcome
OhayogozaimasuHello
KombonwaHello
OyasuminasaiGoodnight
SayonaraGoodbye
ChizuMap
HidariLeft
MigiRight
GyunyuMilk

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