Some Handy Japanese Expressions


Arigato
- Thank you

Domo- Thank you, not as polite as arigato. Domo and arigato can be combined ("domo arigato") and then become a more polite form of thank you.

Domo arigato gozaimasu- A very polite form of thank you. One can also say "domo sumimasen."

Hajimay-mashitay- Pleased to meet you

Hashee- Chop sticks

Ira sha-ee masay- welcome (at a store or restaurant)

Koray-wa nan desuka- What is this?

Ko-nichi-wa - Hello or good day

Ohi i shi- delicious

Sa-ee- oh nara- good bye

To ee ray wa doko desu ka- Where is the rest room ?