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Lesson 1:
Japanese Greetings and Writing System

Say It Out Loud

For starters, here's a list of common greetings and useful expressions. Point to a phrase to hear how it's pronounced. Listen carefully, and try saying it yourself.

How do you do

Good morning

In the system of romanization used in this section, "ee" is not pronounced like feet. Instead, it means that the vowel sound "e" as in pet is prolonged. In the same manner, "oo" is pronounced not like shoot but as the "o" vowel, similar to pork, pronounced twice as long.