The official language of Japan is called Nihongo, but a good portion of the population can understand and speak English. Below are some basic Japanese phrases to help you communicate with the locals. Knowing and understanding these short-but-useful phrases can make your travel more convenient.
Hello – Moshi Moshi
Excuse me – Sumimasen
I don't understand – Wakarimasen
Thank you – Arigatō gozaimashita
Thank you very much – Domo Arigato Gozaimashita
Yes – Hai
No – Iie
Good morning – Ohayo Gozaimasu
Good afternoon – Kon'nichiwa
Good evening – Konbanwa
Good bye – Sayounara
Where is… – (place) wa doko desu ka
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