Whether you are just starting to learn Japanese or planning to visit Japan, learning about commonly used basic Japanese phrases is always a great idea. If you know a few phrases in Japanese, it will be so much easier to make Japanese friends, then more opportunities to improve Japanese speaking.
Today, I am going to share 50 useful Japanese phrases which you can use every day to improve your Japanese better and faster! I also recorded the audio for each Japanese phrase because learning the pronunciation is very important.
15 Common Japanese Greetings / Introducing Yourself (Formal)
Firstly, let’s look at the basic Japanese greetings. Greetings are the first thing to do when you meet someone and the first impression is the key to building a good relationship, especially, when there is a language barrier.
I will share 15 common Japanese greetings and Japanese introduction phrases that you should remember. Now you need to understand that there are many levels of politeness in spoken Japanese and native Japanese speakers use all of them differently depending on the situation. Interestingly, most of them do not like to use formal Japanese too often.
Therefore, I will share informal (friendly) Japanese phrases later in this post for you to sound more like native Japanese speakers. However, it is better to learn formal Japanese when greeting and introducing yourself to strangers.
20 Japanese Phrases For Making New Friends
Now, you learned how to greet and introduce yourself to strangers. They are not strangers anymore, let’s make some new friends! Making Japanese friends is a great way to boost your Japanese learning by creating more opportunities to immerse yourself in the Japanese environment.
When people are becoming friends, they normally start off using formal Japanese to get to know each other, and gradually shift to more informal Japanese. Therefore, it is useful to learn both formal and informal Japanese for making new friends.
15 Japanese Travel Phrases
Here, I have 15 Japanese travel phrases to share with you. These phrases are extremely useful when you visit Japan.
So there you have it! All the 50 basic Japanese phrases are what you need to either start learning Japanese or travel to Japan.
Now you can have your first conversations with native Japanese speakers in Japanese and soon your Japanese speaking will get better and better!
If you want to further learn Japanese, I’ve made several posts regarding Japanese learning. So, please check them out too.
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