Common phrases and expressions including greetings and appreciation

Common phrases and expressions including greetings and appreciation

Update: 28 November 2016

Here are some basic phrases for daily conversations. For those who already have learned Japanese before visiting Japan, please use them as a review.

Excuse me.(When getting someone's attention)

すみません。
(su-mi-ma-sen.)

How much is this?

いくらですか?
(i-ku-ra des ka?)

I would have this.

これをください。
(ko-re o ku-da-sa-i.)

I understand.

わかりました。
(wa-ka-ri ma-shi-ta.)

I do not understand.

わかりません。
(wa-ka-ri ma-sen.)

Thank you.

ありがとうございました。
(a-ri-ga-tō go-za-i ma-shi-ta.)

Good morning.

おはようございます。
(o-ha-yō go-za-i mas.)

Hello.

こんにちは。
(kon-ni-chi-wa.)

Good evening.

こんばんは。
(kon-ban-wa.)

Good night.

おやすみなさい。
(o-ya-su-mi na-sa-i.)

You are welcome.

どういたしまして。
(do-u i-ta-shi ma-shi-te.)

Nice to meet you.

はじめまして。
(ha-ji-me ma-shi-te.)

I am sorry.

ごめんなさい。
(go-men na-sa-i.)

Goodbye.

さようなら。
(sa-yō na-ra.)

Could you speak a little slower?

もう少しゆっくり話してください。
(mo-u su-ko-shi yuk-ku-ri ha-na-shi-te ku-da-sa-i.)

I want to ….

○○したいのですが。
(…shi-ta-i no des-ga.)

example of…
do shopping
買い物(ka-i-mo-no)
do sightseeing
観光(kan-kou)
visit a specific place to learn something
見学(ken-ga-ku)

Do you accept credit cards?

クレジットカードを利用できますか?
(ku-re-jit-to-kā-do o ri-yo-u de-ki mas ka?)

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.

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