Archive List for September 2014

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.”

Cheers! 「かんぱい(乾杯)!」Kanpai!

Today, I am talking about Japanese history.  But, I am neither a historian nor professor, so I share what I have learned from my history classes with you.  According to them, Japanese people already had a culture 16,500 years ago.  They used stone knives and created decorated vases.

Hello! 「こんにちは。」Konnichiwa.

Today, you will learn “ こんにちは: Kon – ni -chi – wa.”  The meaning is “Hello.”   I believe many people know this word if they are interested in Japan.

Thank you. 「ありがとう。」 Arigatou.

Hello.   Thank you for visiting this site.   With this site, you will learn the Japanese language and cultural information.   My name is Yuko, and I am the writer of “Explore Japan.” I was born and bred in Japan, the land of the rising sun.


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