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Useful Phrases



Good Morning (informally)
                           (formally)
Ohayō
ohayō gozaimasu
Good evening
konbanwa
Good night
oyasumi nasai
Bye / Goodbye
sayōnara
Thank you
Very Thank you
Arigatō
arigatō gozaimasu
Nice to meet you Sir, Madame, Miss
hajimemashite
No problem (as answer to thank you)
dō itashimashite



Person
With respect
Father
Otō-san
Mother
Okā-san
Older Brother
Onii-san
Younger Brother
Otōto-san
Older Sister
Onē-san
Younger Sister
Imōto-san / Onee-chan
GrandFather
Ojii-san
Grandmother
Obā-san
Husband
Goshujin-san
Wife
Oku-san
Uncle
Oji-san
Aunty
Oba-san
Son
Musuko-san
Daughter
Musume-san
Cousin
Itoko-san

Other


Hi / Hello – Yo!
See you (like saying bye) -  Ja nē, Mata nē, ja mata  
See you tomorrow - Mata ashta na  
"Sorry" (very formal)- Gomenasai, Gomen
"sorry," (less formal) - Tsumimasen, Gomene
Your welcome / here you go - Dō itashimashite  
Congratulation - Omedetō gozaimasu
‘’I’m ok’’ used as an answer to ‘’It’s everything alright? / Or you ok?’’ – Daijōbu  sometimes the question may be "Daijōbu desu ka?" (more formal)
Form of stuttering, means "so" – Sono, Eto
How to explain it - Nante juka
Idiot - Baka
junk - Kuzu
idiot (Japan treat it as vulgar phrase) - Bakayaro
Girl -Shōjo
Boy - Shōnen
Everyone - Minna
Small Person - Chibi
Good Luck! - Ganbare, Ganbatte
Pharse used to draw someone’s attention - Ano
But - Demo
Hello (when answering the phone) - Moshi-moshi
Och - Ara
Why? How? - Dōshite?, Nande?
That’s why… - Dakara
Really? Seriously? - Hontō-ni? Maji?
Really? - Sō, desu-ne?
Sweet, Cute - Kawaii
Literally ‘’bastard’’, offensive suffix - Yaro
 Who - Dare 

 Endings for names and surnames


-san
For adults
-kun
 For young boys
-chan
Mainly for young girls (but not always)
-sama
Expresses deep respect
-dono
Very official, mainly on the letters and documents
-han
Equivalent to -san
-ko
Used for small children and animals
-senpai
For older friends (eg. School)





7 comments:

  1. arigato viole....u have done a good job.
    i think i should learn japanese to watch anime without subs.

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  2. Nice, I hope you'll add more in the future!

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  6. i think japanese for husband is danna, and goshujin is for customers .... but i can possibly be wrong too.

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  7. This is an amazing site for a manga otaku like me. Thanks a lot, my friend. Keep shining! \(^_^)/

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