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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 […]

How to say “How do you use the washing machine?” in Japanese?

Answer by Japanese teacher Explanation Sentakuki means “washing machine”; dooyatte means “how to”; and tsukaimasu means “to use”. You can simply put all the words together to ask “how to use the washing machine?” In most cases, you simply put […]

How To Say “I’m looking forward to it” In Japanese?

Answer by Japanese teacher Explanation Tanoshimi literally means “delight, fun, pleasure”. Thus the above expression means “I’m looking forward to it”. To emphasize your anticipation for the event, you can add sugoku in front of the sentence. Sugoku means “really, very much”.

How To Say “When Are You Available?” In Japanese?

Answer by Japanese teacher Explanation Both expressions are suitable for use in emails and conversation. The first expression would sound more polite than the second one. Gotsugoo literally means “your circumstances or condition” and gotsugoo no yoi means “favourable or […]