>Language Lessons: Japanese

>Hello. こんにちは。 Konnichiwa. (kon-nee-chee-WAH)

Goodbye. (informal) それでは。 Sore dewa. (SOH-reh deh-wah)

Please. (request) お願いします。 Onegai shimasu. (oh-neh-gigh shee-moss)

Thank you. どうもありがとう。 Dōmo arigatō. (doh-moh ah-ree-GAH-toh)

You’re welcome. どういたしまして。 Dō itashi mashite. (doh EE-tah-shee mosh-teh)

Excuse me. すみません。 Sumimasen. (soo-mee-mah-sen)

Yes. はい。 Hai. (HIGH)

No. いいえ。 Iie. (EE-eh)

Where is….? どこですか?Doko desu ka? (Doh-koh dEHss kah?)

Do you speak English? 英語を話せますか. Eigo o hanasemasuka? (AY-goh oh hah-nah-seh-moss-KAH?)

Translations taken from About’s Japanese guide (which provides audio pronounciations) and 101 Languages.

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