Japanese useful phrases

Translation Römaji Approximate Pronunciation
Japanese (language) nihongo (ee-tah-lee-AN-oh)
Good afternoon! konnichi wa kon nee chee wah
Good evening! konban wa kom ban wah
Good morning! ohayo gozaimasu (casually shortened to ohayo) ohio... go zah-ee mahss
Hello? (on the telephone) moshi moshi moh-she moh-she
Good bye! (farewell) sayõnara sigh yoh... nah rah
Good bye! (I'll be back.) ittekimasu eat-teh key-mahss
Good bye! (Come back soon.) itterasshai eat-teh rah shiah-i
See you later mata ne mah-tah neh
Please give me [...] / Please do [...] kudasai koo-dah-sigh
Please. (Go ahead. / Be my guest.) dõzo doh-zoh
Please [...] (request) onegai shimasu (often shortened to "onegai") oh ne-guy she-mahss
Thank you. arigatõ ah-ree-gah-toh...
Excuse me sumimasen sue-me-mah-sen
Sorry. (informal) gomen go-men
I'm sorry. (formal) gomen nasai go-men nah-sigh
That one. (near you) sore so-reh
That one. (over there') are ah-reh
How much? (price) ikura desu ka ee-koo-rah dess kah
English (language) eigo ay-go
Do you speak English? eigo o hanasemasu ka ay-go woh hah-nah-seh-mahss kah
Yes hai high
No iie ee-eh
Bon appétit! (corresponds to the humble form of “I receive” in Japanese) itadakimasu ee-tah-dah-key-mahss
Thank you for the meal gochisõsama deshita go-chee-soh-sah-mah desh-ta
Where's the bathroom? toire wa doko desu ka? toy-reh wah doh-koh dess kah
Cheers! (toast) kanpai kahm-pie
foreigner gaikokujin (often shortened to gaijin) guy-koh-koo-jin