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Japanese Key Phrase List

Japanese Key Phrase List

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I'm sorry.
ごめんなさい。 ごめんなさい。
I'm sorry.
嘘をついてしまって、ごめんなさい。
I'm sorry for telling a lie to you.
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ごめんなさい。 ごめんなさい。
I'm sorry.
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Thank you!
ありがとう。 ありがとう。
Thank you!
ちゃんと、ありがとうを言いなさい。
Be sure to say "Thank you".
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ありがとう。 ありがとう。
Thank you!
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Excuse me.
すみません。 すみません。
Excuse me.
すみません、その駅まで案内していただけますか?
Excuse me, would you please direct me to the train station?
すみません。 すみません。
Excuse me.
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Nice to meet you.
初めまして。 初めまして。
Nice to meet you.
阿部さん、初めまして、田代と申します。
Mr Abe, nice to meet you. I'm Tashiro.
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初めまして。 初めまして。
Nice to meet you.
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Please.
お願いします。 お願いします。
Please.
お願いします。 お願いします。
Please.
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Hello.
こんにちは。 こんにちは。
Hello.
人々が「こんにちは」と言っている。
The people are saying, "Hello."
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こんにちは。 こんにちは。
Hello.
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Hi.
こんにちは。 こんにちは。
Hi.
こんにちは。 こんにちは。
Hi.
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Good morning.
おはよう。 おはよう。
Good morning.
おはよう。まだ眠いです。
Good morning. I'm still sleepy.
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おはよう。 おはよう。
Good morning.
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Good evening.
こんばんは。 こんばんは。
Good evening.
こんばんは、佐藤さん、今日は寒いですね。
Good evening, Ms. Sato, it's cold today.
こんばんは。 こんばんは。
Good evening.
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Good night.
お休みなさい。 お休みなさい。
Good night.
お休みなさい。 お休みなさい。
Good night.
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How are you?
お元気ですか。 お元気ですか。
How are you?
こんにちは、松島さん、お元気ですか?
Hello, Mr. Matsushima, how are you?
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お元気ですか。 お元気ですか。
How are you?
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You're welcome.
どういたしまして。 どういたしまして。
You're welcome.
どういたしまして。 どういたしまして。
You're welcome.
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What's your name?
お名前は? お名前は?
What's your name?
私の名前はピーターです。お名前は何ですか?
My name is Peter. What's your name?
お名前は? お名前は?
What's your name?
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Where are you from?
ご出身はどちらですか。 ご出身はどちらですか。
Where are you from?
イギリス人ぽいですね。ご出身はどちらですか。
You sound British. Where are you from?
ご出身はどちらですか。 ご出身はどちらですか。
Where are you from?
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No.
いいえ。 いいえ。
No.
いいえ、私は盗んでいません。
No, I didn't steal it!
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いいえ。 いいえ。
No.
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Goodbye.
さようなら。 さようなら。
Goodbye.
さようなら、また明日会いましょう!
Goodbye, I'll see you tomorrow.
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さようなら。 さようなら。
Goodbye.
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Thank you very much.
ありがとうございます。 ありがとうございます。
Thank you very much.
ありがとうございます。 ありがとうございます。
Thank you very much.
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Where is the bathroom?
トイレはどこですか。 トイレはどこですか。
Where is the bathroom?
トイレはどこですか。 トイレはどこですか。
Where is the bathroom?
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Good afternoon.
こんにちは。 こんにちは。
Good afternoon.
こんにちは。 こんにちは。
Good afternoon.
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May I sit here?
ここに座ってもいいですか。 ここに座ってもいいですか。
May I sit here?
ここに座ってもいいですか。 ここに座ってもいいですか。
May I sit here?
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Yes.
はい。 はい。
Yes.
はい、これは私のです。
Yes, this is mine.
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はい。 はい。
Yes.
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I'm fine.
私は元気です。 私は元気です。
I'm fine.
私は元気です。 私は元気です。
I'm fine.
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Congratulations!
おめでとう。 おめでとう。
Congratulations!
おめでとう。 おめでとう。
Congratulations!
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I'm (name).
(名前)です。 (名前)です。
I'm (name).
(名前)です。 (名前)です。
I'm (name).
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avatar JapanesePod101.com Monday at 1:04 pm

Hey listeners! What phrases would you add to our list? Write them down here!

P.S. Learn even more useful and unique Japanese vocab and phrases: https://www.japanesepod101.com/japanese-vocabulary-lists/

avatar Micha Wednesday at 3:29 am

Dearest Natsuko-san,

thank you so much. If it is helpful I can give you my source-files, which help to make this. Pictures there are from a free clip-gallery, free for unlimited commercial use. So it might be helpful for the whole japanesepod101-team. :smile:

‘…I never thought anyone compare Japanese with sanscrit!
You might be really into linguistics..’

Oh, that’s from wikipedia that Japanese uses sanscrit-vowels. :smile: – But in a different way, than in sanscrit.
It is similiar ONLY regarding the vowels. Japanese is completly independet.
Besides the words with english origin, there are NO parallels to ANY spoken language …on earth.

This is wonder-ful (in the truest sense :wink: ). Usually EVERY language as a clear origin.
I know a bit about
sumerian,
hebrew, old hebrew,
egyptian,
islandic and nordic runes,
old greek,
coptic,
old arabic,
hawaiian.

So I came across a lot of world’s OLDEST languages and of course many newer ones.

Usually I find many parallels, also among asian languages…
I can find the origin, as soon as I put them into romaji.

But I couldn’t find where Japanese is from…

Though some kanjis are coming from Chinese, still they have different meanings in Chinese.
Chinese is a TOTALLY different language as you all know.

So I would NOT say, that Japanese has any chinese origin or any origin in languages around Japan.
It is just an independent language.
So I believe in Kotodama 言霊 and that the Japanese has some secrets… :smile:

I am more like a researcher, who looks at hidden things behind the curtain. :wink:
I’m used to topics, which are difficult to ’see thru’. My job is to find ‘working solutions’ for that…
I’m not just into languages, also a bit into physics, alternative medicine, material arts, rhetoric. It just depends on the research topic. Then I study the topic and have to find a solution. :smile:

But in the heart I’m just a semi-professional musician. My research work hasen’t given me that much time for that and the European market is just too shitty to make music there. :smiling_imp:

And about Japanese, I’m not just into it for research, – but because I LOVE it.
Years ago I knew nothing about Japan and I was wondering, why are so many fans of this country.
Then I realized that Japan is a much purer country. It couldn’t get touched by communism, by
dogmatic religion, by gender agendas, and by the often very rude mentalitiy of countries like Europe, England, USA.
so the result is very much in the correct direction how a country should be, though also Japan has its problems with capitalism and a certain ‘americanisation’ of culture.

But besides the capitalistic influence it is a pretty pure country. so it is no wonder that many people feel like ‘beeing home’ where, even if they are not Japanese. Because Japan reflects much of a ‘cosmic creative energy’, which has become lost in many other countries/cultures.

Dear Natsuko-san, konban wa, mata na (if you like) :smile:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uWwvQKGjLI

Micha

avatar JapanesePod101.com Sunday at 9:10 pm

Micha-san,
konnichiwa! :smile:
Sorry for the late reply (even skipped :disappointed: ) !!

I think it’s very interesting the way you’re analysing languages and that’s fascinating!
I never thought anyone compare Japanese with sanscrit! :open_mouth:
You might be really into linguistics. :innocent: :thumbsup:

Natsuko (奈津子),
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar JapanesePod101.com Tuesday at 4:54 pm

Silvina san
Konnichiwa. :smile:
Those are honorific expressions.
Genki and o-genki have the same meaning however, the politeness levels are different.
Yuki 由紀
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avatar Silvina Tuesday at 7:23 am

Hi! May I ask what the O in front of a lot of the phrases stands for? Like in O-genki desu ka, O-yasuminasai or O-negaishimasu.
Thank you in advance,
Silvina

avatar JapanesePod101.com Friday at 11:15 am

Hello Mzia,

Thank you for posting.

We are sorry to hear that you can’t access the audio on our site.

We have checked the vocabulary audio and it seems to be working fine.
Please try to log out, clean the cache and cookies and to log in again. Sometimes disabling the adblockers does the job.

If none of the above works, please try to log in with a different browser or send us a mail to contactus@JapanesePod101.com mentioning your user ID, the issue and the type of device you are using.
Let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Stan
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avatar Mzia Monday at 7:58 pm

Hi, Starting from the word goodbye, there is nit audio sound. Why?

avatar Micha Monday at 6:01 am

Yuki-san, konban wa :)

Lena is even a german name. Anyways, at the moment no direct questions. I have very few time studying Japanese. I do it in my little spare time at evening. It is too soon, at the moment, for a membership, –
f.i. I still need to learn all the hiragana-signs and remembering the signs is the hardest for me. :sweat_smile:
:grin: :sweat_smile:

but I make fast steps forward in learning new words by associating them according to their root word (word stem).
words which sound similiar, help a lot to remember.

I guess if some words sound similiar, because they are using the same kanji somewhere within the word. f.i. if I learn ‘’TAMAgo'’, then a similiar word ist ‘’aTAMA'’ and then I have an even funny association between the meaning ‘’egg'’ (tamago) and ‘’head'’ (atama), which helps me to learn BOTH words at the same time. – I remember similiarities also in ‘’TOKeI'’ and ‘’TOKI'’.
This prevents to mistaken the meaning of words, which sound very similiarly.

The Japanese language is much more intelligent, it has more harmony. Every consonant goes along with a vowel almost always. This is like a perfect ‘’ying & yang'’ (so to say) and has a structure, which reminds on sanscrit words.

So I enjoy that very much and I think everyone should learn Japanese, it should become a world language.

arigatou gazaimasu, mata na

Michael

avatar JapanesePod101.com Saturday at 6:02 pm

Micha san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
You are welcome on behalf of Lena.
Yes, please post your requests or questions or feedback anything here.
Yuki 由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar Micha Wednesday at 3:04 am

@Lena, thank you dearest. Hope you and the team had a NICE halloween. :smile:
ok, in case of any questions, I will feel free to make some noise. ;)
stay tuned! :sunglasses: :wink: :sunglasses:

Micha

avatar JapanesePod101.com Tuesday at 10:25 am

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for the kind recommendations.
Our Team will take these in consideration.

@Micha, Unfortunately we don’t have German translations at the moment.
Let us know if you have any question.

Cheers,
Lena
Team JapanesePod101.com