7. 3 Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid


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Hi mina-san! Be careful not to make these Japanese mistakes! Are there any other common mistakes you can think of?

avatar Adriana

this is a bit hard to understand… :sob:

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Seth san,
Konnichiwa.
In Japan family name should be put first and first name should be put the second.
However, you are not a Japanese person, you can use your way. :wink:
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avatar Seth

Do people in Japan prefer to use their last name first and first name second or is it the other way around?

(Meaning do I introduce myself as Mirisu Setsu or Setsu Mirisu)

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Khanh san,
Konnichiwa.
“matane” is divided into two “mata” and ”ne.”
“Mata” means “again” and ne is a final particle which indicates agreement.
“dewa mata” is also divided into two, “dewa” and ”mata.”
“Dewa” means “so.”
:smile:
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avatar Khanh

Konnichiwa,

What is the different between “matane” and “dewa mata”?

Arigatou gozaimasu!

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Mel san,
Konnichiwa.
Wow. You realized some important points.
That is good.
However, when adults use ‘sayounara’, it indicates separation for a long time.
Children say that to their teachers at schools though.
In your post I recommend you to use ‘dewa mata’ which means ‘see you again.’
:smile:
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avatar Mel

I guess another mistake is that you might use the direct translation of ‘you’ (anata) when you should really use their name.
Arigatou for answer my post :smile:

avatar Mel

oopps I spelt sayonara wrong :sweat_smile:

avatar Mel

Honto ni arigatou for this lesson Hiroko san!
I :heart: learning Japanese, though its hard I’m really enjoying how helpful Jpod101 teaching is :smile:
soyonara
Mel

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Anna_S san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
Thank you for your post.
When you leave a restaurant, you can say ‘goshisousama deshita.’
If you come back to places, you can say ‘jaa mata.’
Arigatougozaimashita is generally ok anywhere.
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