Speak / Learn Japanese (Nihongo), Tokyo

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    Learn Japanese

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Mar 9, 2012

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    When in Tokyo I tried to learn Japanese. I had a Japanese textbook in Russian and I understood that it wasn't so difficult as we used to think. Very soon I could write my name and surname in Japanese.
    Have a look at the picture and you will find how easy it was...

    Japanese characters in Russian

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    Basic Hiragana

    by o00o Written Aug 18, 2004

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    Make sure that you know a little bit of Hiragana and Katakana in mind. This is good for asking for direction. Most of the railway station in Tokyo are bi-lingual when you go out of Tokyo, some station will write in Hiragana only, knowing a little bit of Hiragana will benefit you if no one speak English to help you.

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    by IJLAL Written Jun 7, 2004

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    I have been already Tokyo 4 years befor.
    But that was a study tour from GOV of Japan,
    But this time I visit Tokyo for 6 months,
    I saw lotof things which I was never imagine in my life,
    people, very kind, but it is very dificult ot judgment,
    Hotel,s services, I feel some time that I am only staying here in hotel, every body stand up for Hospitality.


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    The most helpful phrase ever

    by sissah Updated Feb 16, 2004

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    Kore onegai shimasu (core-ay oh-nay-guy she-mah-s)

    This means "this, please." I found it extremely helpful. When you're ordering food, you can point and say, "kore onegai shimasu." When you're lost, you can get in a cab and give the driver the address (written if you're an idiot like me) and say, "kore onegai shimasu." When you're buying something in a store, you can put it on the counter and say, "kore onegai shimasu." While I'm sure I was using it wrong half the time, everyone always understood what I meant. Very helpful phrase.

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    Japanese language.

    by Sharrie Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Japanese language is one of the most complicated! Three types of characters. Anyway, here's some useful phrases to keep in mind in case you need help.

    IN AN EMERGENCY:Help! Tas'kete!
    Stop! Tomete!
    Fire! Kaji!
    Call the police Keisatsu o yonde kudasai!

    Useful Phrases:

    Yes Hai
    No Ie
    Thank you Arigato gozaimasu
    Please Dozo
    Sorry Sumimasen
    Excuse Me Sumimasen
    I don't understand Wakarimasen
    Do you speak English? Eigo o hanashimasuka?
    How are you? Ogenki desu ka ?
    Good morning Ohayo gozaimasu
    Good afternoon Konnichiwa
    Good evening Konbanwa
    Good night Oyasumi nasai
    Good bye Sayonara

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  • Try and learn the simple...

    by RF_Traveler Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Try and learn the simple greetings and thank you in Japanese. It makes for a much friendlier atmosphere since everyone in hotels, stores, etc. in Japan always greet you when you enter and thank you when you leave. Also remember there is no tipping for services in Japan. I wonder if this will ever catch on in Las Vegas?!

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    O.K., time to learn some...

    by Krystynn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    O.K., time to learn some JAPANESE.... I know, I know. It ain't easy learning those curly words known as 'Japanese language'. So I'll try my best to make life a little easier for you. I can't speak Japanese as well as my best buddy, V.Y. That gal speaks FLUENT Japanese, French, Urdu, English, Chinese.. and some more languages I don't even know exist! So, here's just a basic list. Please don't email me to ask me to teach you because I'm not that good/ knowledgeable myself either!

    Yes = Hai (just imagine you're climbing a steep slope - HIGH!)

    No = Lie

    Thank you = Domo Arigato

    Thank you very much = Arigato gozaimasu

    You're welcome = Douitashimashite

    Please = Dozo (sounds like Bozo huh?)

    Excuse me = sumimasen

    Goodbye = Sayonara
    Good morning = Ohaiyo gozaimasu (just remember the US State - OHIO - & you should be getting the rest correct... I hope!)

    Good afternoon = Konichiwa

    Good evening = Konbanwa

    Good night = Oyasuminasai

    I don't understand = Wakarimasen (No, no... it's not a bad word. Really!)

    How do you say this in English? = Kore wa Nihongo de nan to iimasuka?

    Do you speak ... = Anata wa ...go wo hanasemasuka

    What is your name? = Anata no namae wa nan to iimasu ka?

    Nice to meet you. = O-ai dekite ureshii desu.
    How are you? = Ogenki des ka?

    So so = Souda neh

    Friend = Tomodachi (sounds like your once favorite toy - The Tamagotchi huh?)

    Super = Tiehen Joe zoo (Shortcut to remembering: TIE (guys don it for work/ special occasions) + HEN (read: rooster) + JOE (joecooper?) + ZOO (yeah, the one with full of animals)

    Have fun learning Japanese!

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