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How to say “No problem” in Japanese?

How do you say “No problem” in Japanese? “No problem” is used in many situations to calm someone down. Let’s look at how this is said in Japanese. 1. 問題(もんだい)ありません。 Mondai arimasen. This is the most standard way of saying […]

How to say “Bravo” in Japanese?

Japanese audience do express their appreciation for a good performance and they also shout “Bravo” (“Buraboo” in Japanese) in standing ovation. However, they are quite shy and it is not often that they stand up in ovation. More often, you […]

How to say “I want to go to Japan” in Japanese?

The word 行(い)きます ikimasu means “to go”. We change it to the tai-form ~たい to mean “want to go”. Similarly, you can use the tai-form for any verbs to mean you want to do something. For example, 食べます tabemasu (to eat), 食べたい tabetai (want to eat); 飲みます nomimasu (to drink), 飲みたい nomitai (want to drink).   I hope that you will […]

Six Expressions about Age in Japanese

In our previous article about asking how old you are, we have introduced phrases such as “oikutsu desu ka” and “nansai desu ka”. Still, asking about someone’s age is a very sensitive topic. Let’s consider some more expressions about age […]

How to say “not this time” in Japanese?

In the first expression, いい ii literally means “good, OK”. However, when used in this context, it means “I’ll pass”. This expression is quite direct and is suitable if you are on close terms with your colleagues. 
However, it would […]