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Useful Japanese Phrases

I'm going to take two weeks away from Japan comps so I can do my fact and myth comps about Russia. I will be posting them in the regular content section next week and the following so take a look see if you like. While you wait I'd like you guys to give me some ideas for what kind of future Japan comps you want to see. You can either message me your ideas or leave them in the comments and I'll pick a couple and make comps from them. I'll even credit those who gave me the idea for them in the descriptions.

Fva'
When we visit a Foreign country it is good to know
some essential phrases to help us get by
comfortably in various situations. In this comp I
will be sharing some useful Japanese phrases that
will help make your visit a little easier. I will be
doing more or these in the Future so ifl missed
one that you consider more important do not Fret,
I will cover it in the next one.
This phrase is absolute magic. say
yorkshire" to any Japanese person in any
situation and they will help you with
anything and everything you need. It' s
impossible to translate literally. but
means something to the effect or,
Please do your best and treat me well."
If you memorize nothing else before
going to Japan. remember ''yorkshire" and
you' re totally set. "" is a
common word that means something
similar to "please."
MMSFX
This phrase means something like, "OK,
rm going For N," or Tll do my best." A
Japanese would say ""
before taking a test or leaving the
house For a job interview.
Japanese people will up if? YOU say
it before walking outside. eating
noodles, or using it vending .
We been known to do this to get is smile
out or the more serious people] work
with.
Japanese people will probably try to
make you drink past your limit.
That' s when this phrase comes in
handy. It means something like, "No
more, I' m already drunk, sorry.
At some point during your stay. V
kokko ?
daarom Nanni mo "
Where is this? who am l? I don' t
understand anything. This is what
you say after Failing to use the
previous phrase.
Shall we go to Karaoke together? This is y
a good line to use is trying to pick t'
someone up From the bar. Think OF
karaoke " a transition point between
the bar and the love hotel. In all
seriousness it' s also useful is you want
to have Fun with - and
News
Note: Please don‘ t pronounce “karaoke”
with lots OF EEO sounds. It should
sound like "," not
Use this one when eating. It
means something like, Tor real.
it' s delicious!"
Hontou m"' means Tor real" or
really” or Tm not Kidding."
Japanese people are always telling
sweet little white lies, so dropping
a “hontou m"' From time to time is
very much appreciated. we heard
this one a lot From my students
when I ask about homework.
IF someone is speaking to you in
Japanese and you don
understand them then you can
iust tell them you don‘ t
understand what therre saying.
This helps ii? someone is speaking
to you Faster than you can 'ct J, *_ A
translate it in your head. i’
simple ''pippi?" damitt?) will doj' ust " W
Fine. Just make sure you For every lime tmpu
apologize afte' r For not listening. you co tmpu W ever...'
Z amen/
Unlike "sumimasen" the usage ofthis phrase
is limited to apologizing. since it is less
Formal and has a childish ring to it, it is not
appropriate to say to superiors.
is probably the most common
phrase used to apologize. since sumimasen
can be used in several ' rt situations
when requesting something, when thanking
someone etc). listen carefully to what the
context is. If you are apologizing that
something has been done, "sumimasen
******* "
Eye
If you' re ever in it situation where you just
don't know enough Japanese to get by
use this phrase to ask inthe
person speaks English. Etna same phrase is
repeated to you with "nihongo "
in place of "eggo", then the person is asking
you speak Japanese.
Just want to ask ifthey understand? Simply
say "Eggo " kit gah r
Kalli. Respond i _
For no.
NO is it gramme marker
typically used to
indicate questions
Jess/ 541417.?
ow are your wen to hear this
aster you greet someone, especially
you know that person. Whether they
want to know or not they will ask you
and expect an answer.
The best way to answer this question
is it modest "gem dew" with an
added "Mata wahl to
inquire the same someone.
Just like ma", Ma" is it grammer
marker to indicate that you are asking
it question. Different situations can
For differernt markers.
2' e fwd 210 are
Trying new Foods that are very
different from what your used to can
be scary. but you should always make
an attempt to try it. he you come
across something you know you just
can' t stomach simply say "sore Wit
chm. -to..." Its the politest way to
decline, it literally means. mamm
that' s a little bit... people will take ‘Nobody will expect you
that to mean that you don' t want to to an things that we
do something. ls you can tilt your iust we different pom
head to the side while saying it, it your usual cup or tea,
should have the pefrect area. like naoto For example
Alright everyone
that' s all For ,
now. I' m going to f
be taking a two
week hiatus 'tom
Japan Comps but *More we about the Japan
comp hiatus in the
don' t worry they description!
will be back!!!
NC pad or gr this autism
so {hanks my violin: -9
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#7 - letrollzor ONLINE (07/30/2014) [+] (4 replies)
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Most of these are completely useless if you don't know how too speak Japanese, and if you know how to speak Japanese you already know most of these. But an excellent comp as always OP.
Most of these are completely useless if you don't know how too speak Japanese, and if you know how to speak Japanese you already know most of these. But an excellent comp as always OP.
#21 - bizengaust (07/30/2014) [+] (4 replies)
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Disclaimers yo: I didn't phrase this well when I made the introduction so I shall mend that here. These phrases are most helpful if you already know some Japanese and you are around people that can sway from Japanese to English. Although these people aren't everywhere they do exist and the enjoy when you make an attempt to speak their language. I hope this helps!
Disclaimers yo: I didn't phrase this well when I made the introduction so I shall mend that here. These phrases are most helpful if you already know some Japanese and you are around people that can sway from Japanese to English. Although these people aren't everywhere they do exist and the enjoy when you make an attempt to speak their language. I hope this helps!
#1 - girguy (07/30/2014) [+] (2 replies)
i bet these all mean " **** the japs," don't they op

nice try guy
#16 - grandlordchicken (07/30/2014) [+] (2 replies)
How would I communicate that my hovercraft is currently filled with eels?
How would I communicate that my hovercraft is currently filled with eels?
#47 - Fallingleaf (07/31/2014) [+] (6 replies)
As a Briton living in Japan for 7 years, I can confirm that these are useful phrases indeed.
However, I am most displeased with you, OP, as you have forgotten some of the most useful and needed phrases.
Should any of my fellow FJ family travel to Japan, they must arm themselves with the following phrases -

You are meeting a girl that you like and think she likes you too, a polite thing to say to her would be:
1) Watashi no chinchin ga honto ni dekkai desu (wa ta she no chin chin ga hon toe knee de kai des).

When you first meet somebody:
2) Watashi wa oppai sejin (wa ta she wa o[space, as double letters used in English when spelling Japanese words indicates a slight lengthening of the sound]pai say gin des)

This can be used either when talking to a woman politely or a business man/woman :
3) Watashi no zubon naka de mokkori ga arimasu (wa ta she no zoo bon na ka de [as in DEad] mo ko ree ga a re mas)

This one is best said with your polite voice and in a situation that requires polite talk, such as at a party when meeting new people:
4) Anata no karada wa mite ii desu ka (a na ta no ka ra da wa me tay E des ka)

Any situation when you are talking to a woman you are flirting with:
5) Anata no oppai ga sugoi, peropero ******

Best used when meeting someone new, as a way to say you are a laid back, smooth type of guy:
6) Watashi wa mokkori no sensei (wa ta she wa mo ko ree no sensei).

I have more useful phrases and words for anyone wishing to know.

I am a Briton living in Japan. You can trust me.
#49 - anotheroneonearth ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
Omae wa mou shinde iru
#33 - hellol (07/31/2014) [-]
Say this and you'll be drowning in hawaii schoolgirls.
Say this and you'll be drowning in hawaii schoolgirls.
#17 - evilhomer ONLINE (07/30/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Loving these comps bizengaust, but the phrase do you speak English is pretty much useless if they do. You could you ask them in, you know, English. And do people actually use "Itadakimasu" before eating or is it just over-exaggerated in anime?   
Anyways since voice acting is more regarded in Japan could you make a comp on that?   
Keep up doing the good work!
Loving these comps bizengaust, but the phrase do you speak English is pretty much useless if they do. You could you ask them in, you know, English. And do people actually use "Itadakimasu" before eating or is it just over-exaggerated in anime?
Anyways since voice acting is more regarded in Japan could you make a comp on that?
Keep up doing the good work!
#50 - arkanios (07/31/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Here's another phrase for people who are dating Japanese women, "Kisama no manko 						*********					 ageru", which roughly translates out to "I love you".   
   
 By the way, thanks houseofbrick for talking about this phrase roughly a year ago.
Here's another phrase for people who are dating Japanese women, "Kisama no manko ********* ageru", which roughly translates out to "I love you".

By the way, thanks houseofbrick for talking about this phrase roughly a year ago.
#44 - bestfoxgirl (07/31/2014) [+] (8 replies)
Kudos for using the best girl again

Serious question: Gonna have to learn another language from total zero to perfect in about a year, year and a half top. Is it possible to learn Japanese in such a short time period? Or should I play safe and just get Spanish lessons? (Or whatever is the easiest one? French and English are out of option)
#45 to #44 - 4chan refugee (07/31/2014) [-]
Japanese isn't hard. The trick to learning any language is that you have to find a way to use it a lot.

You can learn any language from scratch extremely fast if you're in an environment that uses it a lot.
#34 - captnnorway ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
>Me being way too drunk at a bar   
>Remeber some comp I saw on FJ once   
>"Mosh-dosh-Mesh Yosh-parash-chatchach. go men!"  sexist pig    
>Damn I failed. Remeber the 2nd instruction   
>KoKoDoko? Wha-ta-shi wa Dah-Reh! Nami-Moe Weh-kah-Nei   
>No one understood 						****					   
>Get trown out of the country for shouting rasist stuff about japs and their langauge   
>MFW
>Me being way too drunk at a bar
>Remeber some comp I saw on FJ once
>"Mosh-dosh-Mesh Yosh-parash-chatchach. go men!" sexist pig
>Damn I failed. Remeber the 2nd instruction
>KoKoDoko? Wha-ta-shi wa Dah-Reh! Nami-Moe Weh-kah-Nei
>No one understood ****
>Get trown out of the country for shouting rasist stuff about japs and their langauge
>MFW
User avatar #22 - rockmanfan (07/31/2014) [+] (1 reply)
is it true that if the police cant solve a homicide, they deam it a suicide?
User avatar #23 to #22 - bizengaust (07/31/2014) [-]
very much so because they feel there can't be any other possible solution.
User avatar #62 - YllekNayr (07/31/2014) [-]
"Where's your homework?"

"For real, it's delicious!"
#32 - klina ONLINE (07/31/2014) [+] (1 reply)
All is well but do try to use better phonetic transcription. I already knew all of these and I had trouble pronouncing them as they are after following your way. But these are really helpful phrases and you should totally never stop doing this. Ganbarimasu yo ne?
All is well but do try to use better phonetic transcription. I already knew all of these and I had trouble pronouncing them as they are after following your way. But these are really helpful phrases and you should totally never stop doing this. Ganbarimasu yo ne?
User avatar #75 to #32 - bizengaust (07/31/2014) [-]
When I think about it I probably should have but at the same time when I was making it, I knew that there was no easy way to explain it because it takes time to learn
User avatar #28 - hideyoshi (07/31/2014) [+] (1 reply)
"Otearai wa doko desu ka"- "Where is the bathroom." another potentially useful phrase if you find yourself overseas
#18 - 4chan refugee (07/30/2014) [-]
Remember to bring up John Basilone and the USS Laffey as much as possible. It really helps in keeping the conversation moving when at bars.
#2 - 4chan refugee (07/30/2014) [+] (2 replies)
Such a ******* weaboo
User avatar #48 to #2 - bestfoxgirl (07/31/2014) [-]
"People" like you make me feel proud of being called "a weeaboo"
User avatar #54 - sovietsamurai (07/31/2014) [+] (5 replies)
Every time I speak a foreign language, I always manage to sound like an angry bastard ...

This is also true when I try to speak english


....Would this be a problem speaking in japanese?
User avatar #53 - redstonealchemist ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
"ogenki desu ka" doesn't always need the o- prefix if you're good friends with them, if it's formal then it's good to use
#51 - vonspyder (07/31/2014) [-]
Desu Desu Sepoku Kamehameha Toyota.
Desu Desu Sepoku Kamehameha Toyota.
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