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Quick Japanese shows you 20 easy and convenient Japanese phrases used in daily life.


First, check out how the phrases are used by watching the animation and listening to the conversation. Next, read through the explanation of how the phrases are used in certain situations. You can listen to the phrases and practice them by clicking on the conversation as many times as you like.


If you want to listen to the whole conversation again from the beginning, press the "Start" button.


Choose the phrase from the list below.


1. "O-GENKI DESU KA?"
-"How are you?"

9. "KASHITE KUDASAI"
-"Please lend it to me."

2. "ITTERASSHAI"
-"Have a good time";"See you later."

10. "KORE, IRU?"
-"Do you need this?"

3-1. "SUMIMASEN"
-"I'm sorry."

11. "IRASSHAI"
-"Come in"; "Welcome."

3-2. "SUMIMASEN"
-"Excuse me."

12. "KORE KUDASAI"
-"I'll take this."

3-3. "SUMIMASEN"
-"Thank you."

13. "IKURA DESU KA?"
-"How much is it?"

4. "DO ITASHIMASHITE"
-"You're welcome."

14. "OMEDETOOGOZAIMASU"
-"Congratulations."

5. "MOSHI MOSHI"
-"Hello."

15. "CHOTTO MATTE KUDASAI"
-"Please wait a second."

6. "JAA NE"
-"See you."

16. "OHAIRI KUDASAI"
-"Please come in."

7. "ITADAKIMASU"
-"Let's eat."

17. "GANBARE"
-"Hang in there."

8. "GOCHISOOSAMA"
-"That was delicious."

18. "YOROSHIKU"
-(greeting phrase)


For the convenience of readers, Kids Web Japan spells out Japanese words using letters of the alphabet. But due to differences between the Japanese and English languages, the spelling does not always accurately reflect the actual pronunciation. Make sure to listen carefully to the sound samples, and try pronouncing them yourself!


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