Spring. 「春(はる)」 haru

I am going to write about seasons in Japan from today.  Most areas in Japan have distinctive four seasons.  Personally, I believe that there are five, though.

Don’t we have to buy a box of tissues?

When I was writing the previous article about “dou-zo,” I wanted to share this with you.  If you live in a city in Japan, you will not have to buy tissue paper often. That’s because we are given.

Go ahead. & Please. 「どうぞ。」 douzo.

I think today’s phrase will make you look good when you use it, because the Japanese phrase has the following meanings:

Could I have ~? Could you give me ~?「ください。」 kudasai.

Today, you will learn very simple but one of the most useful phrases in Japanese language.

Yes & No. 「はい。」「いいえ。」 hai & iie.

In this article, you will learn Yes & No in Japanese; we have both formal and informal ways.

How do you say “how are you?” in Japanese?

When I was a junior high student, I started to learn English.  In each lesson, we had to repeat the following conversation with a teacher.

Goodbye & See you. 「さようなら。」 Sayo(u)nara.

Today, I’m going to share “goodbye” in Japanese with you.  It would be expressed in many ways depending on situations, so I’ll pick several.

Good evening. 「こんばんは。」 Konbanwa.

The last time I introduced you the greeting, “Good morning” in Japanese.  Do you still remember the word?  Yes, that’s “O-ha-yoh.” Today you are going to learn greetings at night time. 

Good morning. 「おはよう。」 Ohayou.

Hello! Kon-ni-chi-wa.   I’ve been talking about greetings.  Today, I’m going to teach you “Good morning” in Japanese.

Excuse me. 「すみません。」 Sumimasen.

Today, I want to talk about one of the differences between English and Japanese.  Of course, there are many things such as letters, grammar, pronunciation, and so on.   But what confused me is that “thank you” is used in English when Japanese say “I’m sorry.”


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