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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 […]

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 […]

How to say “Best regards” in Japanese?

How do you say “Best regards” in Japanese? This article summarizes some questions concerning Best regards. The above two expressions should be appropriate for all kinds of email. Both are polite expressions and the latter is even more polite because […]