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?</