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ohayou (gozaimasu)
ohayou (gozaimasu)
Good Morning!
konnichi wa
konnichi wa
- Hello
konban wa
konban wa
- Good Evening
o yasumi
o yasumi
- Good Night
sayonara
sayonara
- Goodbye!
bai bai
bai bai
- Bye-Bye
O-genki desu ka?
O-genki desu ka?
- How are you?
genki desu.
genki desu.
- I'm fine
anata wa?
anata wa?
- And you?
arigatou
arigatou
- Thanks
doumo arigatou gozaimasu
doumo arigatou gozaimasu
- Thank you very much
hajimemashite
hajimemashite
- How do you do?
douzo yoroshiku
douzo yoroshiku
- Nice to meet you.
hisashiburi
hisashiburi - It's been a long time
Gomen kudasai.
Gomen kudasai.

"Please forgive me for bothering you."
Irasshai.
Irasshai.

"Welcome." informal
Irassharu
"Irassharu"

"Welcome."
The honorific form (keigo) of the verb "kuru (to come)."
Irassaimase.
Irassaimase.

"Welcome."
Yoku irasshai mashita.
Yoku irasshai mashita.

"Welcome."
Yookoso
Yookoso

"Welcome."
Doozo
Doozo

Please.
genkan (noun)
genkan (noun)

an elevated floor in the entrance
Doozo oagari kudasai.
Doozo oagari kudasai.

Please come in.
"Please come up."
Doozo ohairi kudasai.
Doozo ohairi kudasai.

Please come in.
Doozo kochira e.
Doozo kochira e.

This way, please.
Ojama shimasu.
Ojama shimasu.

Excuse me.
"I'm going to get in your way" or "I will disturb you."
Shitsurei shimasu
Shitsurei shimasu

Excuse me.
"I'm going to be rude."
"Excuse my interrupting."
When leaving it is used as "Excuse my leaving" or "Good-bye."
tatami (noun)
tatami (a straw mat) room,

When you enter a tatami (a straw mat) room, you should remove slippers.
Tsumaranai mono desu ga ...
Tsumaranai mono desu ga ...

Here is something for you.
"This is an trifling thing, but please accept it."
Kore doozo.
Kore doozo.

This is for you. (informal)
Doozo okamainaku.
Doozo okamainaku.

Please don't go to any trouble.

(When Your Host Begins to Prepare Drinks or Food for You)
Meshiagaru
Meshiagaru

The honorific form of the verb "taberu (to eat)."
Doozo meshiagatte kudasai.
Doozo meshiagatte kudasai.

Please help yourself.
Itadaku
Itadaku

A humble form of the verb "morau (to receive)."
Itadakimasu.
Itadakimasu.

a fixed expression used before eating or drinking.
Gochisou
Gochisou

literally means, "a feast."
Gochisousama deshita
Gochisousama deshita

After eating is used to express appreciation for the food.
Sorosoro shitsurei shimasu.
Sorosoro shitsurei shimasu.

It is about time I should be leaving.
Sorosoro kaerimasu
Sorosoro kaerimasu

It's about time for me to go home.
Sorosoro kaerou ka
Sorosoro kaerou ka

Shall we go home soon?
Ja sorosoro ...
Ja sorosoro ...

Well, it's about time ...
Ojama shimashita.
Ojama shimashita.

Excuse me
I got in the way.
used when leaving
Sumimasen
Sumimasen

(a) Excuse me!
(b) Thank you.
(c) I'm sorry.
(d) Pardon me.
doozo
doozo

You say this when someone else offers something you something.
Doomo arigato gozaimasu
Doomo arigato gozaimasu

Thank you very much

A more casual response is either "arigatoo" or "doomo".
Hajimeru" is the verb which means "to begin".
Hajimeru" is the verb which means "to begin".
Doozo yoroshiku
Doozo yoroshiku

Nice to meet you.
Kochira
Kochira

this person
used when introducing someone else
San
San

Mr./ Mrs./ Miss etc
may be used with both female and male names, and either family name or first name. It can not be used after your name when referring to yourself.
Dochira, Doko
Dochira, Doko

where
What is your name?
What is your name?

O-namae wa nan desu ka
What is your job?
What is your job?

O-shigoto wa nan desu ka.
I am Namiko.
I am Namiko.

Namiko desu.
(your name) desu.
I am a student.
I am a student.

Gakusei desu.
(your occupation) desu.
Sumimasen. Ima nan-ji desu ka.
San-ji juugo fun desu.
Doomo arigatoo.
Doo itashimashite.
Excuse me. What time is it now?
It is 3:15.
Thank you.
You are welcome.
Ginkou wa doko desu ka.
Asoko desu.
Nan-ji kara desu ka.
Ku-ji kara desu.
Doomo.
Where is the bank?
It is over there.
What time is the bank open from?
From 9:00.
Thanks.
Irasshaima
Kore wa nan desu ka.
Sore wa obi desu.
Ikura desu ka.
Gosen en desu.
Sore wa ikura desu ka.
Nisen gohyaku en desu.
Ja, sore o kudasai.
May I help you.
What is this?
That is an obi (kimono sash).
How much is it?
It is 5000 yen.
How much is that?
It is 2500 yen.
Well then, please give me that one.