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In this video, you'll learn 20 of the most common words and phrases in Japanese.
Hi everybody, my name is Risa.
Welcome to The 800 Core Japanese Words and Phrases video series!
This series will teach you the eight hundred most common words and phrases in Japanese.
Ok! Let's get started! First is…
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できる
(dekiru)
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"can"
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できる
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できる
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can
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彼は車の運転はできるが、あまり上手ではない。
(Kare wa kuruma no unten wa dekiru ga, amari jōzu de wa nai.)
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"He can drive, but not very well."
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彼は車の運転はできるが、あまり上手ではない。
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"zero"
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zero
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0.5度
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"zero-point-five degrees"
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0.5度
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(ichi)
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"one"
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one
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一度
(ichi-do)
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"one degree"
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一度
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(ni)
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"two"
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two
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二週間
(ni-shūkan)
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"two weeks long"
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二週間
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(san)
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"three"
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three
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今三時です。
(Ima san-ji desu.)
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"It is three o'clock now."
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今三時です。
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(shi, yon)
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"four"
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four
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四番
(yon-ban)
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"number four"
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四番
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(go)
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"five"
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five
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りんご五個
(ringo go-ko)
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"five apples"
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りんご五個
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"six"
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six
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六インチ
(roku-inchi)
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"six inches"
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六インチ
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(shichi, nana)
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"seven"
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seven
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七時に友達と会います。
(Shichi-ji ni tomodachi to aimasu.)
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"I'm going to meet my friend at 7."
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七時に友達と会います。
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(hachi)
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"eight"
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eight
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蜘蛛は足が八本ある。
(Kumo wa ashi ga happon aru.)
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"A spider has eight legs."
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蜘蛛は足が八本ある。
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(kyū)
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"nine"
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nine
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九階
(kyū-kai)
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"nine floors"
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九階
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(jū)
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"ten"
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ten
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十個
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"ten pieces"
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十個
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セールスマン
(sērusuman)
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"salesman"
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セールスマン
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salesman
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車のセールスマン
(kuruma no sērusuman)
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"car salesman"
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車のセールスマン
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マネージャー
(manējā)
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"manager"
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マネージャー
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マネージャー
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manager
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そのマネージャーは、生産担当だ。
(Sono manējā wa, seisan tantō da.)
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"The manager is in charge of production."
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そのマネージャーは、生産担当だ。
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料理人
(ryōrinin)
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"cook"
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料理人
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料理人
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cook
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彼女は四つ星レストランの料理人だ。
(Kanojo wa yotsuboshi resutoran no ryōrinin da.)
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"She is a cook at a four-star restaurant."
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彼女は四つ星レストランの料理人だ。
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エンジニア
(enjinia)
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"engineer"
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エンジニア
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エンジニア
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engineer
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システムエンジニア
(sisutemu enjinia)
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"systems engineer"
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システムエンジニア
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プログラマー
(puroguramā)
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"programmer"
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プログラマー
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プログラマー
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programmer
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プログラマーがメールを打つ。
(Puroguramā ga mēru o utsu.)
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"The programmer types the e-mail."
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プログラマーがメールを打つ。
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看護師
(kangoshi)
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"nurse"
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看護師
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看護師
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nurse
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その女性は、看護師だ。
(Sono josei wa, kangoshi da.)
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"The woman is a nurse."
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その女性は、看護師だ。
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(karada)
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"body"
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body
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人間の体
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"human body"
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人間の体
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"head"
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head
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頭のケガはとても危ない。
(Atama no kega wa totemo abunai.)
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"Head injuries are very dangerous."
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頭のケガはとても危ない。
Remember, the goal of this series is to build a vocabulary of the 800 most common words and phrases in Japanese. If that sounds like a lot, don't worry. We can help you.
See you next time!
またね!(mata ne!)

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February 11th, 2020 at 06:30 PM
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Practice here & get feedback! Pick 1 word from this core list and come up with a sentence. Post the sentence in the comments below to get feedback from our learning community.

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This series is really useful for review before moving on to the intermediate lessons!


このレストランの料理人は本当に美味しい食べ物を料理します。