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USEFUL EXPRESSIONS

1. How do you do?   5. I'm sorry. / Excuse me.
HAJIME MASHITE.   GOMEN NASAI. / SUMIMASEN.
I'm Mary Jones.   6. Not at all.
(WATASHI WA) MARY JONES DES.   IIE.
Nice to meet you.   7. Thank you.
DOOZO YOROSHIKU.   ARIGATOO.
2. I'm Keiko Yamada.   8. You're welcome.
(WATASHI WA) YAMADA KEIKO DES.   DOO ITASHI MASHITE.
Nice to meet you, too.   9. Good-bye.
KOCHIRA KOSO YOROSHIKU.   SAYOONARA.
3. Hello. How are you? 10. See you tomorrow. / Take care.
KON'NICHIWA. OGENKI DES KA?
MATA ASHITA. / KI O TSUKETE NE.
4. Fine, thank you.
HAI. OKAGE SAMADE. /
ARIGATOO GOZAIMAS.
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OHAYOO GOZAIMAS.
KON'NICHIWA.
KONBANWA.
Good morning.
Good afternoon.
Good evening.
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VOCABULARY

OHAYOO GOZAIMAS.

Good morning.
KON'NICHIWA. Good afternoon.

KONBANWA.

Good evening.

OYASUMI NASAI.

Good night.
KONO AIDA WA DOOMO. Thank you for the other day.

SHITSUREI SHIMAS.

  Excuse me. (used when saying good-bye or when about to do something.)
JAA, MATA.   See you later.
SHIBARAKU DES.   It's been a long time.
ITADAKIMAS.   (Expression used before eating or drinking something.)
KANPAI!   Cheers!
GOCHISOOSAMA DESHITA.   Thank you for the delicious food / drink. (used after eating or drinking.)
   
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