Archive List for Q&A
Question: I am going on a business trip to introduce new products in Japan. I have scheduled meetings with several Japanese clients, and they all seem very busy. How should I say "Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule" in Japanese?
I’ve received more emails than usual due to rescheduling of meetings and business trips caused by the coronavirus outbreak. How do I say “Thank you for the update” in Japanese when I want to reply to my Japanese clients?
Question: I had just checked in at a Japanese inn and the staff was showing me my room. I did not seem to notice any electric sockets around and my phone battery was dying. How do I ask “where are the electric sockets?”
Question: I went shopping at an electronics store in Japan and bought a camera. I want to ask whether I can pay by credit card as I do not have enough cash with me. How do I ask this?
Question: I was making a presentation to my Japanese boss. At the end of my presentation, my boss said “そうですねSoo desu ne”. I thought he agreed to my proposal but then he said “じゃ、もう一度(いちど)考(かんが)えて見(み)ますJa, moo ichido kangaete mimasu” (let's think about it). Isn't “soo desu ne” agreeing to what a person has said?
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?
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?