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Japan Phrasebook

Japanese Phrasebook

English Japanese
Hello Kon ni chi wa
Goodbye Sayoo na ra
Please One-gai-shi-masu
Thank you Arigatoo (gozaimasu)
Yes Hai
No Lie
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

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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 “for a year or two”, 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, where she helps people make the most of the city on a shoestring budget.

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