Introductions

beginner Japanese vocabulary

These words and phrases are often used when first meeting someone.

はじめまして。

hajimemashite

Nice to meet you.

Listen to the audio and try to mimic the pronunciation

どうぞよろしくおねがいします。

douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu

Nice to meet you
[Note: often said after hajimemashite and literally means something like "look kindly on me (for the future)"]

日本語が少し話せます。

nihongo ga sukoshi hanasemasu.

I can speak a little Japanese.

英語が分かりますか?

eigo ga wakarimasu ka?

Do you understand English?

私はアメリカから来ました。

watashi wa amerika kara kimashita.

I am from America.

私は__です。