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How to say “I see” in Japanese?

Answer by Japanese teacher Explanation There are various ways of saying “I see” in Japanese depending on the situation and your relationship with the listener. The basic expression is soo desu ka and it should be said with a falling […]

Learn Japanese With Famous Anime – NARUTO –

* Source: http://www.naruto.com/j/ Naruto is a popular manga series from Japan that was first published in the best-selling manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. Since then, it has developed into anime, movies, live-action versions, and various media, and is also very […]

Learn Japanese With Famous Anime – ONE PIECE –

* Source: https://www.shonenjump.com/j/rensai/onepiece.html The best-selling manga of all times, ONE PIECE, follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who aims to become the Pirate King, and his crew of pirates. One reason for ONE PIECE’s popularity lies in […]

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 […]

Questions on Second Person Pronouns in Japanese

We’ve received a lot of responses regarding how to say “you” from many of our readers in the article “How to say “you” in Japanese?”. Thank you for your overwhelming response. “あなた anata”, “君 kimi”, “お前 omae”, “てめえ temee”, “貴様 […]