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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?

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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?

How To Say “Say cheese” In Japanese?

Question: I was visiting the Sensoji temple at Asakusa, where they were a lot of tourists. Many people were taking photos at the iconic Kaminarimon. I also saw some Japanese students on school trips there. One of the students approached me and asked whether I could help him take a photo of himself and his friends. How do I say "Say cheese" in Japanese?

How To Say “Is it possible to check in early?” In Japanese?

Question: How to say “Is it possible to check in early?” in Japanese? | Answer by Japanese teacher: (1) 早(はや)めにチェックインすることはできますか。 Hayame ni chekkuin surukotowa dekimasu ka. Is it possible to check in early? (2) 早(はや)めにチェックインしたいんですが、できますか。 Hayame ni chekkuin shitaindesuga dekimasu ka. I want to check in early. Is it possible?


How to say “Cheap” in Japanese?

I'm an Australian wine exporter and we are selling our wines at a Japanese Marché market for the first time. I get some customers browsing at my stall but I could only smile at them. I want to say that my wine is cheap but I don't know any Japanese. How do I say “It's cheap” in Japanese when I have customers looking at my wines?


How to say “Really?” in Japanese?

One morning, I saw my Japanese friend grinning from ear to ear as she approached me. When I asked her what happened, she told me that she had won 100 million yen at a lottery. I was so surprised. I wanted to say “Really?” but I don't know what's it called in Japanese.

How to say “Welcome” in Japanese?

I'm an Australian wine exporter and we are trying to enter the Japanese market. I have an opportunity to display and sell my wines at a Japanese Marché market taking place next month. How do I say “Welcome” in Japanese to potential customers at the market?