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Japanese in Japan


Useful Expressions


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  • "yes"
    (standard textbook expression for yes)
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  • "yes"
    (another polite way of saying yes, usually used by a woman)
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  • "yes"
    (informal)
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  • "no"
    (standard expression)
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  • "please"

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  • "Thank you."
    (formal)
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  • "Thank you."
    (literally means "Excuse me.)
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  • "Thank you."
    (informal)
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  • "Excuse me."
    (used when interrupting or as a "thank you)
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  • "I'm sorry."
    (used to apologize for a mistake, such as bumping into someone or being late)
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  • "I'm sorry."
    (used as another way of apologizing for bumping into someone or being late)
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  • "I don't speak Japanese."

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  • "Do you speak English?"

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  • "I don't understand."

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