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.

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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?
Sorry, I didn’t catch what you said.
I don’t understand the meaning of the word.
Could you say that again please?
Could you explain that in other way please?
What do you mean by ~~?
Please let me think for a while.
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?
Could you please check ~~ ?
Regarding ~~, could you not interrupt me even if I made a mistake?

Connection Trouble

Can you hear me?
Can you see me?
I cannot hear you.
I cannot see you.
It seems that something is wrong with the internet connection.
Could you call me again?
Could you wait for a while? I am going to restart my PC.


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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