Basic Conversation in Japanese 1 - DPU International College

Basic Conversation in Japanese 1

みんなさん!こんにちは!キティです。 Hello Everyone! My name is Kitty. I would like to

teach you about how to introduce yourself and basic conversation in Japanese. Let’s start!

Introduction

When you meet other at the first time. We will start with …

はじめまして、 Hajimemashite,
Nice to meet you

わたしのなまえは (your name) です。 Watashi no namae wa (your name) desu.
My name is (your name).

どうぞ よろしくおねがいします Douzo yoroshiku Onegaishimasu.
Please treat me well. (This is simply a set phrase you need to use in such encounters because of politeness.)

 

And if you would like to introduce more about yourself. Please follow this step by step.

1. Nice to meet you.
はじめまして、 Hajimemashite,
Nice to meet you

2 My name is ……
わたしのなまえは (your name) です。Watashi no namae wa (your name) desu.
My name is (your name).

3. I am from …….
(Place)からきました。 (Place) kara kimashita.
I’m from (Place).

Or your nationality
(Your nationality)人です。 (Your nationality)jin desu.
I am (your nationality).

4. I am a (student/occupation).
がくせい/せんせいです。(watashi wa)  Gakusei/Sensei desu. (You can add “watashi wa” if you like)
I am student/teacher.

5. Please treat me well.
どうぞ よろしく おねがいします。 Douzo yoroshiku Onegaishimasu.
Please treat me well. (This is simply a set phrase you need to use in such encounters because of politeness.)

 

Example:

はじめまして、わたしのなまえはキティです。タイ人です。(タイからきました。)

Hajimamashite, watashi no namae wa Kitty desu. Tai jin desu. (Tai kara kimashita.)

わたしはがくせいです。どうぞ よろしく おねがいします。

Watashi wa Gakusei desu. Douzo yoroshiku Onegaishimasu.

 

Basic Conversation

おはようございます。 (Ohayougozaimasu) Good morning.

こんにちは (Konnichiwa) Good afternoon.

こんばんは (Konbanwa) Good evening.

さようなら (Sayonara) Goodbye.

おやすみなさい (Oyasuminasai) Good night.

はい/いいえ (Hai/Iie) Yes/No

ごめんなさい (Gomennasai) I’m sorry.

すみません (Sumimamen) I’m sorry. /Excuse me

ありがとうございます (Arigatougozaimasu) Thank you.

どういたしまして (Douitashimashite) You’re welcome.