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Useful Japanese Expressions Recommended By The Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook And Arranged Into An Imaginary Conversation

I’d like to go on a bullet train. 
Shin-kan-sen de i-ki-tai no des ga

Where do I buy a ticket? 
Kip-pu wa do-ko de ka-e-mas ka

Thank you. 
Ar-ri-ga-to

Can I get a sleeping berth? 
Shin-dai-se-ki wa a-ri-mas ka

Please? 
Ku-da-sai

O.K. 
Hai

Is this the train? 
Yu-ki no den-sha wa ko-re des ka

What? 
Na-ni?

O.K. 
Hai

Excuse me, is this seat free? 
Su-mi-ma-sen, ko-no se-ki wa ai-te i-mas ka

My name is Simon. 
Wa-ta-shi no na-ma-e wa Simon des

Isn’t it hot today? 
Kyo wa a-tsu-I des ne

Strange weather, isn’t it? 
Hen-na ten-ki des ne

Where are you going? 
Do-ko ni i-ki-mas ka

Could you take a photo of me? 
Wa-ta-shi no sha-shin o tot-te mo-ra-e-ma-sen ka

Thank you. 
Ar-ri-ga-to

Can I take a photo of you? 
A-na-ta no sha-shin o tot-te mo I des ka

Sorry. 
Go-men-na-sai

Are you here on holidays? 
Kyu-ka de ko-ko ni ki-mash-ta ka?

I’m here for a holiday. 
Kyu-ka de ko-ko ni ki-mash-ta

Do you like billiards? 
Bi-ri-ya-do ga su-ki des ka

I like billiards. 
Bi-ri-ya-do ga su-ki des

I don’t like bonsai. 
Bon-sai ga su-ki ja

I’m a member of the communist party. 
Wa-ta-shi wa kyo-san to-in des

How do you feel about euthanasia? 
Min-na wa an-ra-ku-shi ni tsu-i-te do o-mot-te i-mas ka?

What should be done about US bases? 
A-me-ri-ka-gun-ki-chi ni tsu-i-te na-ni o?

Is there a dioxin problem here? 
Ko-ko ni wa dai-o-ki-shin no mon-dai ga a-ri-mas ka?

Tomorrow is my last day here. 
A-shi-ta ga ko-ko ni i-ru sai-go no hi des

Are you married? 
Kek-kon shi-te i-mas ka?

I’m agnostic. 
Wa-ta-shi wa fu-ka-chi-ron-ja des

Really? 
Hon-to

I’m younger than I look 
Wa-ta-shi wa mi-ta-me yo-ri wa-kai des

Sorry, I can’t dance 
Go-men-na-sai o-do-re nain des

What station is this? 
Ko-ko wan a-ni-e-ki des ka?

Can I stay at your place? 
O-ta-ku ni to-me-te-i-ta-da-ke-ma-sen ka

I have my own sleeping bag. 
Wa-ta-shi wan e-bu-ku-ro o mot-te i-mas

Yes, I’d love to. 
Do-ko ni i-ki-ma-sho ka

Do you have electricity? 
Ga- a-ri-mas ka den-ki

I’m ready. 
Jum-bi wa I des

What’s that? 
A-re wan an des ka

That’s not my luggage. 
A-re wa wa-ta-shi no ja a-ri-ma-sen

Oh my god! My luggage has been stolen. 
Su-goy! Wa-ta-shi no te-ni-mo-tsu ga nu-su-ma

I’m sad. 
Wa-ta-shi wa ka-na-shi des

Would you like to go for a drink? 
Na-ni ka no-mi-ma-sen-ka

Do you take drugs? 
Ma-ya-ku o shi-yo shi-te I mas ka

Do you want to have a smoke? 
Su-i-tai des ka?

I’m high. 
Bu-ton-de-mas

Thanks for your hospitality. 
Tai-hen o-se-wa ni na-ri-mash-ta

You look like someone I know. 
Wa-ta-shi no shit-te i-ru hi-to ni yo-ku ni-te i-mas

I like you very much. 
A-na-ta ga to-te-mo su-ki

Do you want a massage? 
Mas-sa-ji shi-ma-sho ka

Can I kiss you? 
Ki-su shi-te mo i

Kiss me. 
Ki-su shi-te

Are you sexually active? 
Sai-kin se-ko-sho ga a-ri-mash-ta ka

It’s my first time. 
Ha-ji-me-te des

Touch me here. 
Ko-ko o sa-wat-te

I like that. 
Ko-re wa su-ki des

Do you like this? 
Ko-re was u-ki

Oh my god! I’m not used to this. 
Su-goy! Ko-re ni na-re-te i-ma-sen

I don’t like that. 
Ko-re was u-ki ja a-ri-ma-sen

Easy tiger! 
Chot-to mat-te

I want you. 
A-na-ta ga ho-shi

Let’s use a condom. 
Kon-do-mu o tsu-kai-ma-sho

I won’t do it without protection. 
Hi-nin-gu na-shi de wa shi-ma-sen

Do you have a condom? 
Kon-do-mu wa a-ri-mas ka

Don’t worry, I’ll do it myself. 
Dai-jo-bu, ji-bun de ya-ru ka-ra

This is fun. 
Ko-re wa ta-no-shi des

Do you like this? 
Ko-re was u-ki

It helps to have a sense of humor. 
Ka-ta no chi-ka-ra o nu-i-te ya-ro yo

What is that animal? 
A-re wan an to yu do-bu-tsu des ka?

A Japanese river otter? 
Ka-wa-u-so?

Is it common? 
Fu-tsu-ni

I’m allergic to Japanese river otters. 
Wa-ta-shi wa ka-wa-u-so a-re-ru-gi

Is this a local or national custom? 
Ko-re wa ji-mo-to no shu-kan des ka, so-re-to-mo zen-ko-ku-te-ki na shu-kan des ka

I’m a shy person 
Zha-zu-ka-shi des

I will try it. 
Yat-te mi-mas

Wait! 
Mas-te

Stop! 
To-ma-ri-mas!

You’re just using me for sex. 
Wa-ta-shi o sek-kus no ta-me da-ke ni tsu-kat-te i-mas

No? 
Ii-e?

I don’t want to offend you. 
Fu-yu-kai na o-moy o sa-se-ta-ku a-ri-ma-sen

I didn’t mean to do anything wrong. 
A-ku-I de yat-ta wa-ke de wa a-ri-ma-sen

I have to go now. 
Wa-ka-re-na-ke-re-ba na-ri-ma-sen

There’s been an accident. 
Ji-ko des

It’s an emergency. 
Kin-kyu des

I think it’s the medication I’m on. 
I-ma non-de i-ru ku-su-ri no se da to o-moy-mas

I’m afraid of macaques. 
Ni-hon-za-ru ko-wai

Can you call a taxi for me? 
Tak-shi o yon-de mo-ra-e-mas ka

Can I have some coins? 
Ko-in o ku-da-sai

I’ll keep in touch. 
Ren-ra-ku shi-mas

Goodbye! 
Sa-yo-na-ra!

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    I sound cool as hell when I say these outloud lol but i’m alone in my room sooooo that loses all the coolness
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