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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.
What happens if you are living or travelling in Japan and you encounter an accident or disaster? You don't know any Japanese language and depending on the scale of the disaster, you may lose your life if you know nothing about the language. Let's look at some life-saving expressions today.
1. 秘密(ひみつ)です。 Himitsu desu. (It’s a secret.) “Secret” can be translated as “himitsu” in Japanese. Sample Expressions Man: おとしはいくつなんですか。 Otoshi wa ikutsu nan desuka. (How old are you?) Woman: 秘密です。 Himitsu desu. (It’s a secret.) “Secret” can be translated as […]
1. いらっしゃいませ Irasshaimase This expression is used by store employees in supermarkets, restaurants, fast food chains, clothing stores, souvenir stores, and many others. It’s an expression to welcome customers. This expression is used by employees in any shops such as […]
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 […]