How to introduce yourself in Japanese

If you moved to Japan, how would you introduce yourself to your new friends, coworkers or family. I’m going to introduce some expressions for you. Contents Your nameWhere you are fromYour jobYour hobbyExample sentencesYour name When we tell others our name, we say “わたしの なまえは (your family name) です。“ “Watashino namaewa ○○desu.” We also say “わたしは (your family…

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Three Japanese words it’s hard to translate

When I teach Japanese, I realize that it’s hard for me to translate into Japanese or English. I’d like to introduce three words to you. Contents I'm sorryがんばって(ganbatte)もったいない(mottainai)I’m sorry If you’re learning Japanese, you may translate “I’m sorry” to “ごめんなさい”. However, “I’m sorry” and “ごめんなさい” are not always the same word. When I talk about…

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Japanese verb conjugation rule with chart

There are three groups for Japanese verb conjugation. I will teach you the groups and polite form in this article. What can you learn in this article? Conjugation groups Polite form Conjugation chart Contents Japanese conjugationGroup1Group2Group3Polite formGroup1Group2Group3Polite form chartJapanese conjugation There are three groups for verb conjugation. Let’s take a closer look. Group1 Basically, group…

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8 Japanese greetings words used in daily life

I’ve been teaching Japanese for 3 years and have met many students. When I teach them, they usually ask me to translate to English, but some expressions are difficult to translate. Therefore, I am going to teach you 8 Japanese greetings used in daily life that are difficult to translate into English. Contents いただきますごちそうさまでしたいってきますいってらっしゃいおかえりなさいただいまよろしくおねがいしますおつかれさまでしたいただきます We…

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