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How to say “I want to go to Japan” in Japanese?

The word 行(い)きます ikimasu means “to go”. We change it to the tai-form ~たい to mean “want to go”. Similarly, you can use the tai-form for any verbs to mean you want to do something. For example, 食べます tabemasu (to eat), 食べたい tabetai (want to eat); 飲みます nomimasu (to drink), 飲みたい nomitai (want to drink).   I hope that you will […]

14 Essential Japanese Travel Phrases

So you are going for a holiday to Japan and you can’t speak a word of Japanese. “How can I survive the trip?” you may wonder. Although English language service is available at most tourist places, there might be situations […]

How to say “Do you have free WiFi?” in Japanese?

Answer by Japanese teacher Explanation The word “WiFi” is pronounced the same way as in English. If free WiFi is available, you can use the second sentence in example (2) to ask for the password. You can say “sumimasen” (excuse […]

How to say “I’m just looking” in Japanese?

Answer by Japanese teacher Explanation You can use the first expression to mean “I’m just looking…”. Ending the sentence with hesitation expresses a non-verbal meaning which can be left to the interpretation of the listener. In this case, the sales […]