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Glossary of Japanese Useful Expressions

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ohayoo gozaimasu
good morning
kon'nichi wa
hello, good day
kon'ban wa
good evening
sayoonara
good-bye
oyasumi nasai
goodnight
doomo arigatoo gozaimasu
thank you very much(polite)
doomo sumimasen
I am sorry
Gomen nasai
forgive me
Doo itashimashite
Don't mention it
Wakarimasu ka
Do you understand?
Hai, Wakarimas
yes i understand
iie, wakarimasen,
no i do not understand
yoku dekimashita
very good
moo ichido itte kudasai
please say it once more
ato ni tsuite itte kudasai
please repeat after me
yoku kiite kudasai
please listen carefully
yon'de kudasai
please read it
kaite kudasai
please write
hanashite kudasai
please speak
gopeeji o akete kudasai
please open (the book) page five
hon o tojite kudasai
please close your book
chotto matte kudasai
please wait for a moment
gomen kudasai
pardon me, excuse me
irasshai (mase)
I am glad that you came, welcome
Tadaima
I've come home now
okaeri nasai
welcome home, glad to see you back
itadakimas
thank you for the food (before)
Gochisoo sama deshita
thank you after meal
jaa mata
see you later
erai desu nee
giving praise for hard work
soo desu ka
is that so?
ii desu ne
sounds nice
chotto shitsurei
excuse me for a moment
omachidoo sama
sorry to have kept you waiting
ojama shimas
I am going to bother you by visiting
Hajimemashite
How do you do?
Doozo yoroshiku
pleased to meet you.
soro soro shitsurei shimasu
"I'd better be leaving now"
mata yukkuri irasshai
come again and spend a leisurely time
shibaraku
I have not seen you for a long time
ogen'ki desu ka
How are you?
okagesama de
"fine, thank you"
ii (n) desu ka
is it all right with you?
doozo goyukkuri
please take your time

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