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How To Say “Have A Good Day” In Japanese?

Answer by Japanese teacher Explanation “Yoi ichi nichi o” is the short form of “良(よ)い一日(いちにち)をお過(す)ごしください yoi ichi nichi o osugoshi kudasai” and is more often used in writing. Actually the Japanese do not say this phrase often. “Have a good […]

How To Say “Do You Speak English” In Japanese?

Answer by Japanese teacher Explanation In the first expression, the word 話(はな)せます hanasemasu comes from “話(はな)す hanasu” (to speak). In the second expression, わかります wakarimasu means “to understand”. Both expressions can be used to mean “do you speak English”. It […]

How To Say “Hello, How Are You” In Japanese?

Answer by Japanese teacher Explanation Konnichiwa is often used as a greeting to mean “good afternoon”. It was actually once part of a greeting sentence (today is…) but has evolved to its shortened form now to simply say hello. Ogenki […]

How To Say “You’re Welcome” In Japanese?

Answer by Japanese teacher Explanation The word dooitashimashite means you’re welcome. This is a formal expression. You can say it with or without iie in front. iie literally means “no” but in this case, it means “no, it’s nothing”. If […]

How To Say “OK” In Japanese?

Answer by Japanese teacher Explanation OK is also used in Japanese so you can say OK desu. Alternatively, you can use daijoobu desu. The word 大丈夫(だいじょうぶ) daijoobu literally means “fine, alright”. So this phrase means you’re fine with whatever was […]

How To Say No In Japanese?

Answer by Japanese teacher Explanation The most literal way of saying “no” is iie. However, it really depends on the situation. There are many ways of saying “no” in Japanese but it would take too long to list them all […]

How To Say “Please” In Japanese?

Answer by Japanese teacher Explanation There are two ways of saying “please” in Japanese, onegaishimasu and kudasai. Both expressions are used at the end of the sentence, after you say the request. In (1), the word 願(ねが)い negai means “a […]

How To Say “I’m Sorry For The Late Reply” In Japanese?

Answer by Japanese teacher Explanation This is one of the very useful set phrases to remember for Japanese communication, especially in writing business emails. “Mooshiwake gozaimasen” (sorry) is the humble form of “sumimasen”. When talking to a customer or superior, […]