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Greetings Part C

Notes
(F) Formal phrase or polite expression
(FC) Phrase used as a Formal or Casual expression.
(C) Casual and friendly sounding expression.
Note: not recommended to be used at a business meeting or
any formal situation or place in Japan: be cautious and respectable.

desu
means is or are
Formal phrases have desu at the end, in most cases.
Casual phrases have ne or yo at the end of a phrase.


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Nice to meet you! (C)
 
 
Yoroshiku!
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Thank you very much. (F)
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Arigatou gozaimasu.
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43
Thanks (F)
 
 
Doumo Sumimasen.
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No problem. With pleasure. (F)
 
 
Dou itashi mashite.
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I am sorry. (F)
 
 
Sumimasen.
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I am sorry. (F)
 
 
*When you made a little mistake. Shitsurei shimashita.
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I apologize to you. (F) I am very sorry.
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Moushiwake gozaimasen.
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Excuse me / Hello / I say Man (FC)
 
 
"Sumimasen" is a useful word that can be used for "Thanks" "Excuse me" "I am sorry".
Sumimasen.
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Excuse me a minute. (F)
 
 
* Eg: When you leave a table to go to restroom etc. Chotto Shitsurei shimasu.
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Yes. (F)
 
 
Hai / Ee.
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51
Yes. (That is right) (F)
 
 
*We say this word quite often. Sou desu.(In casual expression, we say "Sou" in short.)
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52
No. (F)
 
 
Iie ( or "Ie" in short.)
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I see. (F)
 
 
Soudesuka. (In casual expression, we say "Sou nanda".)
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I see. Ah-huh. (FC)
 
 
Naruhodo.
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I understand. (F)
 
 
Wakari mashita.
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I don't understand it. (F)
 
 
Wakara naidesu.
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Well, yeah you are right. (C)
 
 
Mah-ne.
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Right. (C)
 
 
Souda-ne. / Soudayo-ne.
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Indeed. (FC)
 
 
Tashikani.
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60
That's alright. (F)
 
 
Dai-joubu desu.
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You don't say! (You are kidding me.!) (C)
 
 
Masaka!
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Is that right? (F)
 
 
Hontou desu ka?
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63
I can't believe it! (F)
 
 
Tashikani.
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Please (When offering something) (F)
 
 
Douzo.
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Please (When requesting something) (F)
 
 
Onegai Shimasu.

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