Basic Japanese Words
Here are some Japanese words for meeting and greeting people, so that you can be polite in any new situation. You'll soon be able to hold your own in any social situation.
Hello / Good day
Nice to meet you (for the first time)
“Hello?” (greeting on the phone)
Excuse me (formal)
More Japanese words & vocabulary
Here are some great lessons that will help you learn a whole bunch of basic Japanese words for things. Even if you can't make a complete sentence in Japanese, these Japanese words will help you to get your ideas across.
There's tons of free content including word lists, English translations, step-by-step explanations, and the amazing Rocket Record voice comparison technology to make sure your pronunciation is perfect. All you need to be understood in any Japanese situation.
You'll also get some great tips on how to count, tell the time, and recognize the days of the week in Japanese. With these skills you'll soon be on your way to making appointments, and keeping them. That means you'll be able to look after business, book a table, or get your hair done confident that you'll get there on time.
Polite Japanese words
Colors in Japanese
Colors are some of the words you’ll utilize most when speaking Japanese. You’ll be surprised how often you use color words to describe things on a daily basis. After this lesson you’ll be a master of the colors in Japanese!
Food in Japanese
Learn how to say food in Japanese along with some of the most common words for food items in Japanese which are sure to get your mouth watering. Let's tuck in to this lesson!
Seasons & Months of the Year in Japanese
Do you know the Japanese words for the seasons and months of the year? You will after this free online lesson! Whether you’re traveling in Japan, or having a conversation with native Japanese speakers, these are useful words to know.
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