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Useful Expressions for Conversation

beginner Japanese vocabulary

These expressions are useful in everyday conversations.

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Phrases

もっとゆっくり話してください。

motto yukkuri hanashite kudasai

Please speak slower.

もう一回話してください。

mou ikkai hanashite kudasai.

Please say that again.

あのう、すみませんが・・・

anou, sumimasen ga...

Sorry to bother you, but... (used to get the listener's attention)

はい、そうです。

hai, sou desu.

Yes, that's right.

そのとおりです。

sono toori desu.

That's exactly right.

いいえ、違います。

iie, chigaimasu.

No, that's wrong.

分かりません。

wakarimasen

I don't understand.

分かりますか?

wakarimasu ka?

Do you understand?

はい、分かります。

hai, wakarimasu

Yes, I understand.y

よく分かりません。

yoku
wakarimasen.
I don't get it.

そうですか?

sou desu ka?

Is that so?

本当ですか?

hontou desu ka?

Are you sure?; Is that true?

本当に?

hontou ni?

Really?

信じられません。

shinjiraremasen

I don't believe it!

もちろん。

mochiron

of course!

用意ができました。

youi ga dekimashita

I'm (we're) ready.

いろいろありがとうございました。

iroiro arigatou gozaimashita

Thanks for everything.

教えてくださってありがとう。

oshiete kudasatte arigatou.

Thank you for your suggestions (help).

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deepspace55's picture

kon nich wa clay chan

hajimemashita mike desu yoroskiku onegai shimasu.

macross forever

huh...?

Btw how do u say 'and you' like:
me: How are u?
other: im good and you?
in japanese:
me: Genki desu ka?
other: genki desu *..........*

can someone plzz tell me =S?

phreadom's picture

It depends on the context and

It depends on the context and if you know the other person's name etc. :)

クリスさん: 元気ですか?
ボブさん: はい、元気です。 クリスさんは?

あなたは if you don't know the other person's name.

A: 元気ですか?
B: はい、元気です。 あなたは?

猿も木から落ちる

すみませんですが

We say "sumimasenga" instead of "sumimasendesuga". You don't need to add "desu" for this phrase :-D

clay's picture

Thanks! I'm not sure how that

Thanks! I'm not sure how that 'desu' in there. :)

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