Speak like the Japanese
Even if you don't understand the Japanese language, you can still certainly enjoy Japan. But if you know a few everyday Japanese phrases and words then it will make your trip even more memorable. A few words make a big difference! Learn Japanese below:
- Ohayou gozaimasu (good morning)
The Japanese are super polite so follow suit and they’ll be more than accommodating.
- Kon'nichiwa (hello)
A well-known Japanese greeting.
- Sayounara (goodbye)
Another well-known Japanese word meaning goodbye.
- Wakarimasen (I don’t understand)
It’s ok to admit you aren’t a Japanese language expert.
- Arigatou (thank you)
The most important word in the land of politeness!
- Hai/iie (yes/no)
- Kanpai (cheers)
Kanpai for the sake!
- One to ten
ichi, ni, san, shi, go, roku, shichi, hachi, kyu, ju
- Kawaii (cute)
But everything in Japan seems to be cute! Use it for anything and everything which is cute.
- Oishii (delicious)
If you taste something nice, either food or drink, simply say ‘oishii’ to give it your seal of approval!