Absolute Beginner

Say Hello in Japanese No Matter What the Time of Day

Learn how to greet someone both formally and informally

Try Full Lesson

Start Learning Japanese in the next 30 Seconds with
a Free Lifetime Account

Or sign up with Facebook

Newest Lessons

Survival Phrases #60 - CSP 10 - Leaving Japan

Survival Phrases Season 1
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Today is our final installment of Celebrity Survival Phrases. We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did. Today we're discussing gracious ways to say farewell and how to promise your return. You’re not just jōzu, you’re o-jōzu, baby! After listening, grace JapanesePod101.com with your awesome presence and be sure to leave your adoring fans a post!

Survival Phrases #59 - CSP 9 - Giving Your Autograph

Survival Phrases Season 1
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Being famous means people always want a piece of you. Luckily, they'll usually settle for an autograph or handshake. This week we'll learn how oblige fan requests eloquently. You’re not just jōzu, you’re o-jōzu, baby! After listening, grace JapanesePod101.com with your awesome presence and be sure to leave your adoring fans a post!
Get Your Japanese All-Access Pass! Click here to get 25% OFF ALL Plans!

Survival Phrases #58 - CSP8 - You Have the Wrong Person

Survival Phrases Season 1
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Sometimes you just need a little peace and quiet. But when you're a celebrity it's hard to visit famous places without being recognized. In this lesson we'll learn some clever ways to conceal your identity from your adoring fans, so you can enjoy all that Japan has to offer without being accosted by throngs of autograph grubbing cockroaches. And we'll show you how to do it in style. You’re not just jōzu, you’re o-jōzu, baby! After listening, grace JapanesePod101.com with your awesome presence and be sure to leave your adoring fans a post!

Survival Phrases #57 - CSP 7 - Greeting After an Interview

Survival Phrases Season 1
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Today Johnny's interview is wrapping up. It's time for the interviewer and interviewee to exchange some final polite phrases and go their separate ways. Today we'll introduce some fantastic phrases that will knock the kutsushita (socks) off your fans and cause them to love you more than they already do. You’re not just jōzu, you’re o-jōzu, baby! After listening, grace JapanesePod101.com with your awesome presence and be sure to leave your adoring fans a post!

Survival Phrases #56 - CSP6 - Could You Say It In Plain Japanese?

Survival Phrases Season 1
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Interviewers often use very formal language to show respect and sometimes this causes problems for non-native speakers. But never fear, today we're giving you the Swiss Army Knife of Nihongo: "Can you say it in plain Japanese, please?" This will help you in hundreds of situations, because you’re not just jōzu, you’re o-jōzu, baby! After listening, grace JapanesePod101.com with your awesome presence and be sure to leave your adoring fans a post!