The Japanese Connection : Serving since 1985

Useful Japanese phrases for visitors to Japan


Greetings & Manners

 

Hello & Good Afternoon - Konnichiwa
Good morning - Ohayo gozaimasu
Good night  - Oyasuminasai
Nice to meet you: - Dozo yoroshiku (plain) / Yoroshiku onegaishimasu (polite)
How do you do? - Hajimemashite
How are you? - Genki? (plain) or O genki desu ka? (polite)
I am fine - Hai, genki desu
And you? - Anata wa?          
Thank you - Arigato (plain) / Domo Arigato gozaimasu (polite)      
You're welcome - Do itashi mashite


Numbers

One    ichi   

Two    ni    

Three  san

Four   shi/yon

Five    go

Six     roku

Seven  shichi/hachi

Eight   hachi

Nine    kyu/ku

Ten     jyu


Months of the year

January    ichi gatsu

February   ni gatsu

March      san gatsu

April       shi gatsu

May        go gatsu

June       roku gatsu

July        shichi gatsu

August     hachi gatsu

September  ku gatsu

October     jyu gatsu

November   jyu-ichi gatsu

December   jyu-ni-gatsu


Days of the week

Monday     getsuyoh bi

Tuesday     kayoh bi

Wednesday    suiyoh bi

Thursday      mokuyoh bi

Friday         kinyoh bi

Saturday       doyoh bi

Sunday        nichiyoh bi


 

Drinks

Sake       Osake

Coffee       Koh-hi

Green Tea   Ocha

Lemon Tea  Lemon Tih

Milk Tea    Miruku Tih

Wine        Wain

Beer        Bihru

Fruit Juice  Furutsu jyusu

Water       Mizu

Mineral Water  Mineraru wohtah

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