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8 Expressions to Call Out to a Friend in Trouble in Japanese

Hello. We received the following question below. “I met my friend Yoshiko back from my university days. We had a good time over lunch but I happened to see her looking at her smartphone with tears in her eyes outside the toilet. Something must be worrying her. I wanted to ask her about it but how should I go about doing it?” Today, let's think about phrases to call out to a friend in trouble.

How To Say “Do you have a heater?” In Japanese?

Question: We went to Japan for a holiday last December. Having come from a tropical country, Japan was very cold to us. When we first arrived at our accommodation, the staff was showing us around the apartment. She switched on the air-con for ventilation but it was already freezing for us. I wanted to ask whether the apartment has a heater instead of the air-con. How do I ask “Do you have a heater?” in Japanese?

How To Say “Thank you for listening” In Japanese?

Question: I am attending a short course at a Japanese university. I am going to give a presentation in front of Japanese students at my tutorial. The presentation is in English but I want to use some Japanese expressions. How should I say “Thank you for listening” at the end of presentation?

How To Say “Thank you for the food” After The Meal In Japanese?

I went to Japan for holiday and stayed at a Japanese inn for the first time. We were served dinner at our room and the food was so delicious. The inn staff came after dinner to clear away the plates. I’ve learned the phrase “itadakimasu” which is said before mealtimes. I want to say “Thanks for the food” after the dinner. How should I say it in Japanese?

How To Say “Thank you for the food” In Japanese?

I went to Japan for holiday and we stayed at a Japanese inn for the first time. When we were there, the staff served us dinner in our room. We had sashimi and even a small hotpot, just like what my friends had been posting on their Instagram! When the staff said “さあ、どうぞ召し上がってください saa, doozo meshiagattekudasai” (Enjoy your food), I wanted to reply “Thanks for the food” but how do I say it in Japanese?

How To Say “Thank you for coming” In Japanese?

My parents have acted as host parents for many years to Japanese overseas students who came to study at our local universities. When my father passed away, a few of these former overseas students whom he had previously hosted actually came all the way from Japan for his funeral. I was very touched by their kind gesture. I cannot speak any Japanese, but I want to say “Thank you for coming” in a thank-you letter. What should I say?

How To Say “I don’t know” In Japanese?

Question: My Japanese boss told me he would be out of office in the afternoon but he did not mention where he will be going. Another Japanese colleague asked me the whereabouts of my boss later but I did not know where he was. How do I say “I don’t know” in Japanese?

How To Say “Are you OK?” In Japanese?

How to say “Are you OK?” in Japanese? | Answer by Japanese teacher: (1) 大丈夫(だいじょうぶ)ですか。 Daijoobu desu ka. Are you OK? (2) 大丈夫(だいじょうぶ)? Daijoobu? Are you OK?

How To Say “After you” In Japanese?

Question: I was taking the lift and many people were in it. As I was the one standing nearest to the buttons, I held the door open while many people got off at my level. How do I say "After you" to the people getting off?