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Introduction
John:
Welcome to 3-Minute Japanese Season 1, Lesson 1 - Self Introduction. In this lesson, you'll learn how to introduce yourself in Japanese.
Body
John:
Here's the formal way to say “Nice to meet you. I'm Risa” in Japanese.
Risa:
[Normal] 初めまして。リサです。(Hajimemashite, Risa desu.)
John:
First is a word meaning “Nice to meet you.”
Risa:
[Normal] 初めまして [Slow] 初めまして (hajimemashite)
John:
Next is the word meaning "Risa, person’s first name"
Risa:
[Normal] リサ [Slow] リサ(Risa)
John:
Last is the word meaning "am."
Risa:
[Normal] です [Slow] です(desu)
John:
Listen again to the formal phrase meaning "Nice to meet you. I'm Risa."
Risa:
[Slow] 初めまして。リサです。 [Normal] 初めまして。リサです。
John:
Okay, now let's see a more polite way to say "Nice to meet you. I'm Risa Tanaka."
Risa:
[Normal] 初めまして。田中リサと申します。(Hajimemashite. Tanaka Risa to mōshimasu.)
John:
First is a word meaning "Nice to meet you."
Risa:
[Normal] 初めまして [Slow] 初めまして (hajimemashite)
John:
Next is the word meaning "Risa Tanaka (the person’s full name)."
Risa:
[Normal] 田中リサ [Slow] 田中リサ (Tanaka Risa)
John:
Next is the quotation particle.
Risa:
[Normal] と [Slow] と(to)
John:
Last is a humble phrase meaning "am called."
Risa:
[Normal] 申します [Slow] 申します(mōshimasu)
John:
Listen again to the very polite expression meaning "Nice to meet you. I'm Risa Tanaka (formal)."
Risa:
[Slow] 初めまして。田中リサと申します。 [Normal] 初めまして。田中リサと申します。
John:
The following is the formal way to say "Please be kind to me."
Risa:
[Normal] よろしくお願いします。(Yoroshiku onegai shimasu)
John:
First is a word meaning "regard."
Risa:
[Normal] よろしく [Slow] よろしく(yoroshiku)
John:
Last is the word meaning "please."
Risa:
[Normal] お願いします [Slow] お願いします(onegai shimasu)
John:
Listen again to the formal expression meaning "Please be kind to me."
Risa:
[Slow] よろしくお願いします。 [Normal] よろしくお願いします。
John:
Finally, this is a more polite way to say "Please be kind to me."
Risa:
[Normal] よろしくお願いいたします。(Yoroshiku onegai itashimasu)
John:
First is a word meaning "regard."
Risa:
[Normal] よろしく [Slow] よろしく(yoroshiku)
John:
Last is the humble form of the phrase meaning "please."
Risa:
[Normal] お願いいたします [Slow] お願いいたします(onegai itashimasu)
John:
Listen again to the more polite expression meaning "Please be kind to me (formal)."
Risa:
[Slow] よろしくお願いいたします。 [Normal] よろしくお願いいたします。
Cultural Insight
John:
Now, it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Risa:
When introducing oneself in Japanese, the last or family name comes before the first name. Also, the first name is not always included, and depends on the situation. Finally, keep in mind that Japanese people usually don’t shake hands.

Outro

John:
And that's all for this lesson. Don't forget to check out the lesson notes, and we'll see you in the next lesson!
Risa:
またね!(mata ne!)

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Can you introduce yourself in Japanese?

July 27th, 2017 at 11:38 am
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こんにちは、セラさん
コメントありがとうございます!

こちらこそ、よろしくお願いいたします😄

Miki(美希)
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sarah
July 20th, 2017 at 5:32 am
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初めまして!セラと申します。よろしくお願いいたします。