Japanese Vocabulary

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How do you say “You are welcome” in Japanese?

When someone says "Thank you" to you, you say "You're welcome" as a response, but how should you say it in Japanese? ...
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How do you say “Good morning” in Japanese?

In Japanese, "Good morning" is "Ohayoo", which I believe is not very difficult to remember. There are some other phrase...
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What’s the difference between “びょういんbyooin” and “びよういんbiyooin”?

”びょういん (byooin)" and "びよういん (biyooin)" are very confusing words even for native speakers of Japanese. Not to mention fo...
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What does “少し(sukoshi)” mean in Japanese?

"少し(sukoshi)" means a little (bit), small quantity or few. It is an adverb indicating a slight quantity or degree. ...
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What’s the difference between “Udon” and “Oden”?

Both Udon and Oden are Japanese dishes that are more popular in cold weather. They may be a bit confusing for Japanese ...
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What’s the difference between “Shungiku” and “Shinjuku”?

My boyfriend and I grow vegetables every summer in Canada. Last year, because of the pandemic, we moved to the countrys...
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How do you say “What is this?” in Japanese?

“What is this?” in Japanese is “これはなんですか?Kore wa nan desuka?” It’s not very difficult to remember and is very practic...
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How do you say “Hello” or “Hi” in Japanese?

When you start learning Japanese, you might first want to know how to say “Hello” in Japanese. “Hello” in Japanese can b...
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How do you say “I’m hungry” in Japanese? The meaning of “おなかすいた(お腹空いた)Onaka Suita” and how to use it

There are lots of restaurants and cafes in Japan. When you go out with your Japanese friends, sometimes you may want to ...
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How do you say Delicious in Japanese? What does “おいしいOishii” mean, and How to use.

We had lots of delicious food in Japan. If you are a food lover, Japan is the right place to be. In Japanese, “delicious...
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How to say ‘See you again’ or ‘Goodbye’ in Japanese? and What does ‘Sayonara’ mean?

In some Japanese phrasebooks “Sayonara” is introduced as ‘Good-bye’. It is not wrong, but Sayonara is not really an ever...
Jan 3, 2020
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How do you say ‘Sorry I don’t understand Japanese’ in Japanese?

There are not many Japanese people who can speak English in Japan. So when you are in Japan, you are likely to be talked...
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What does ‘Sugoi すごい’ mean?— Pronunciation and How to Use it

‘Sugoi すごい’ is another killer Japanese word which is used in everyday conversation. Its meaning can be quite varied, and...
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How do you say ‘Thank You’ in Japanese? — Meaning of ‘Arigatouありがとう’ and Pronunciation

You may have heard of this phrase, "ありがとうArigatou" which means “Thank you”. It is one of the most important phrases. ...
Feb 16, 2022
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How do you say ‘I want to kiss you’ in Japanese?

I am not sure how often you have to get verbal permission to kiss somebody, but it is good to remember this phrase.
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What does ‘Onegaishimasu おねがいします’ mean?— when do we use it?

We talked about ‘おねがいします Onegaishimasu’ last time with it meaning ‘please’, but its meanings are not only ‘please’. T...
Nov 29, 2019
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What does ‘Chottoちょっと’ mean?— Pronunciation and How to Use it

‘Chottoちょっと’ is one of the strangest Japanese words. You must remember it because Japanese people use it every day and i...
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What does ‘Daijoubuだいじょうぶ’ mean? — Pronunciation and How to Use it

A couple of months ago I watched a TV series called “Tin Star” on Amazon Prime. It is a British-Canadian crime drama wit...
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