How to Speak Japanese

Japanese Phrase Book: 18 Phrases All Japanese Beginners Should Know

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When you have difficulty in understanding something, you don’t have to hesitate to ask it at all.  If you just nod, people may consider that you can understand what they say. Let’s ask using the following Japanese phrasebook when necessary.

 Japanese Phrase Book for When You’re in Trouble

Making Requests 

(ゆっくり / すこしゆっくり / もっとゆっくり /  ふだんどおりのはやさで)はなしてもらえますか?
Could you speak (slowly / a little bit slowly / more slowly / at natural speed) please?
すみません、れませんでした。
Sorry, I didn’t catch what you said.
そのたん意味いみがわかりません。
I don’t understand the meaning of the word.
もういちってもらえますか?
Could you say that again please?
ちがことなおしてもらえますか?
Could you explain that in other way please?
~~はどういう意味いみですか?
What do you mean by ~~?
すこかんがえさせてください。
Please let me think for a while.
しょきたいので、すこってもらえますか?
Could you wait for a while? I would like to look it up in my dictionary.
わたしが(文法ぶんぽう / 発音はつおん / たん)をまちがえたら、おしえてもらえますか?
When I make a mistake in terms of (grammar / pronunciation / vocabulary), could you please correct me?
~~をチェックしてもらえますか?
Could you please check ~~ ?
~~については、まちがえてもはなしめないでもらえますか?
Regarding ~~, could you not interrupt me even if I made a mistake?

Connection Trouble

わたしこえこえていますか?
Can you hear me?
わたしのビデオはえていますか?
Can you see me?
おとこえません。
I cannot hear you.
ビデオがえません。
I cannot see you.
インターネット回線かいせんがおかしいみたいです。
It seems that something is wrong with the internet connection.
かけなおしてもらえませんか?
Could you call me again?
パソコンをさいどうするので、すこってもらえますか?
Could you wait for a while? I am going to restart my PC.

Conclusion

Even if you are a beginner, don’t worry about speaking Japanese. If you know the above phrases, you can communicate with people in Japanese at least. Let’s try! 

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