|Hello||Kon ni chi wa|
|Goodbye||Sayoo na ra|
|Thank you||Arigatoo (gozaimasu)|
|My name is...||Watashi no namae wa...|
|How much...?||Ikura desuka...?|
|Where is...?||Wa doko desuka...?|
|Do you speak English?||Anata wa eigo o hanashimasu ka?|
|No, I don’t understand||Lie, wakarimasen|
|One, two, three, four, five||Ichi, ni, san, shi, go|
|I need a doctor||Byouin ni ikitai|
Our Travel Expert
Carey Finn Hails from Cape Town, lives in Tokyo (until further notice). A writer type with a love for languages, tea and cherry blossom trees, she headed to Japan to teach English â€œfor a year or twoâ€, and for some reason is still there five years later. After spending some time in laid-back Osaka, she moved up to the crazy capital that is Tokyo, where she tries to hold onto as much of her sanity, and yen, as possible. You can find her cheapo travel advice at www.tokyocheapo.com, where she helps people make the most of the city on a shoestring budget.
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