Today I am here in Japan for a conference. It is very wonderful, people are very nice and polite. But the main problem is the language barrier. It is the hardest thing that you are trying to express your feelings and emotions, but you can’t. So, I plan to learn some basic Japanese phrases to communicate. Here it is-

  • Hi/Hello – こんにちは (kon’nichiwa)
  • Thanks – ありがとう (Arigatō)
  • Thank you – ありがとうございました (Arigatōgozaimashita) – formal and polite
  • Sorry – ごめんなさい (Gomen’nasai)
  • My name is Shahinur – 私の名前はシャヒヌールです (Watashinonamaeha shahinūrudesu)
  • Welcome – ようこそ (Yōkoso)
  • You are welcome – どういたしまして。(Dōitashimashite)
  • How to go there? – そこに行く方法は? ( Soko ni iku hōhō wa? )
  • How? – どうやって?( Dō yatte? )
  • What? – 何?( Nani? )
  • Which? – どっち?( Dotchi?)
  • Here – ここに (Koko ni)
  • It – それ (Sore)
  • How much? – いくら?( Ikura? )
  • Eat – 食べる ( Taberu )
  • Go – 行く(Iku)
  • Come – おいで (Oide)
  • Where is it? – それはどこにある?( Sore wa doko ni aru? )