Basic Conversation in Japanese

Basic Conversation in Japanese 2017-07-03T14:22:23+00:00

Now let’s learn some basic Japanese conversation. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Japanese.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Japanese“.

Basic Japanese words & phrases: conversations

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Basic conversation

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Hiragana)
Japanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
yes
はい
はい
hai
no
いいえ
いいえ
iie
please / you’re welcome
どうぞ
どうぞ
douzo
you’re very welcome
どういたしまして
どういたしまして
douitashimashite
thank you
有難う
ありがとう
arigatou
thank you very much
どうも有難う御座います
どうもありがとうございます
doumo arigatou gozaimasu
thanks
どうも
どうも
doumo
Excuse me!
すみません!
すいません!
sumimasen!

Communication

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Hiragana)
Japanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
I understand.
分かりました
わかりました
wakarimashita
I don’t understand.
分かりません
わかりません
wakarimasen
Hello? (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?
もしもし
もしもし
moshi moshi
What does that mean?
どういう意味ですか?
どういういみですか?
douiu imi desuka?
I don’t know.
分かりません
わかりません
wakarimasen
I don’t speak Polish.
ポーランド語は話しません
ポーランドごははなしません
poorando go wa hanashimasen
I speak a little Polish.
少しならポーランド語を話します
すこしならぽーらんどごをはなします
sukoshinara poorando go wo hanashimasu
Do you speak English? (informal)
英語を話す?
えいごをはなす?
eigo o hanasu?
Do you speak English? (formal)
英語を話しますか?
えいごをはなしますか?
eigo o hanashi masuka?
Yes, I do speak English.
はい、英語を話します
はい、えいごをはなします
hai, eigo wo hanashimasu
No, I don’t speak English.
いいえ、英語は話しません
いいえ、えいごははなしません
iie, eigo wa hanashimasen

Making acquaintances

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Hiragana)
Japanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
Please talk more slowly!
もっとゆっくりと話してください!
もっとゆっくりとはなしてください
motto yukkuri to hanashite kudasai!
Nice to meet you!
初めまして!
はじめまして!
hajimemashite!
How are you?
ご機嫌いかかですか?
ごきげんいかかですか?
gokigen ikaga desuka?
Good, thank you!
良いです、有難う
いいです、ありがとう
iidesu, arigatou
I’m well, thanks!
元気です、ありがとう!
げんきです、ありがとう
genki desu, arigatou!
Not bad, thanks!
悪くないです、ありがとう!
わるくないです、ありがとう
waruku naidesu, arigatou!
very bad
とても悪いです
とてもわるいです
totemo warui desu
What’s your name?
お名前はなんですか?
おなまえはなんですか?
onamae wa nandesuka?
My name is [...].
私の名前は[…]です
わたしのなまえは[…]です
watashi no namae wa […] desu
What’s your first name?
あなたの名前は?
あなたのなまえは?
anata no namae wa?
My first name is [...]
私の苗字は[…]です
わたしのみょうじは[…]です
watashi no myouji wa[…]desu
How old are you?
おいくつですか?
おいくつですか?
oikutsu desuka?
I’m [...] years old.
私は[…]歳です
わたしは[…]さいです
watashi wa […] sai desu
What are your hobbies?
あなたの趣味は何ですか?
あなたのしゅみはなんですか?
anata no shumi wa nandesuka?
What do you like doing?
何をするのが好きですか?
なにをするのがすきですか?
nanio surunoga suki desuka?
What are you doing (at the moment)?
なにをしているのですか(今は)?
なにをしているのですか(いまは)?
nanio shite iruno=desuka(ima wa)?
Where do you live?
どこに住んでいるのですか?
どこにすんでいるのですか?
dokoni sunde iruno desuka?
I live in [...].
私は[…]に住んでいます
わたしは[…]にすんでいます
watashi wa […] ni sunde imasu
I’m from England
私はイギリスの出身です
わたしはいぎりすのしゅっしんです
watashi wa igisiru no shusshin desu
I’m English
私はイギリス人です
わたしはいぎりすじんです
watashi wa igisiru jin desu

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