Japanese Verbs for Every Day Use (50 common verbs)

Verb (Eng.)  –  Japanese plain form (Hiragana) to run  –  はしる to walk  –  あるく to swim  –  およぐ to eat  –  たべる to drink  –  のむ to know  –  しる to fight  –  たたかう to heal  –  なおす to stand  –  たつ to sit  –  すわる to wash  –  あびる to wake up  –  おきる…

Months and Seasons in Japanese

Months are really very simple in Japanese. All you need to know are Japanese numbers from 1-12 and the word がつ (gatsu – 月 in Kanji). You express the month by the number of the month in the year: January – Ichigatsu – 一月 February – Nigatsu – 二月 March – Sangatsu – 三月 April…

Time for TIME in Japanese

So you’re staying in Japan for a few months and decided to get yourself a job. You got yourself an interview at half 3 and spent all morning shopping and your phone battery died! (-_-;)… So you’re gonna need to remember how to ask for the time: Vocabulary: Hour – ji – じ – 時 Minutes –…

Directions in Japanese

SO you’ve finally made it Japan after years of saving and months planning (maybe) and you find yourself in beautiful Kyoto. You know you are in an area filled with amazing historical sites, and the only problem is, you left your accommodation without your map and you’re LOST! ╭(๑¯д¯๑)╮  So you’re going need to ask someone…

Talking About Family in Japanese – 家族

Family – Kazoku – 家族 Father – Otousan – お父さん    (Formal) * Mother – Okaasan – お母さん    (Formal) * Older Brother – Ani – あに Younger Brother – Otouto – おとうと Older Sister – Ane – あね Younger Sister – Imouto – いもうと Siblings – Kyoudai – きょうだい Baby – Akachan – あかちゃん How many people…

Japanese Adjectives Basics List – Describe Your World!

I’ve separated the list into the two types of adjectives that exist in Japanese. To see more information regarding these types and conjugation click here. To see how to use ‘na’ adjectives, click here ‘i’ adjectives:                                               ‘na’ adjectives: Nice/Easy – yasashii – やさしい                 Convenient – benri –  べんり Difficult – muzukashii – むずかしい          Kind – shinsetsu –…

Numbers – Count your Lucky Stars

One of the first things you learn in any language, so they must be useful for something? Below I’ve written a number of numbers, given the Romaji, and Kanji rather than Hiragana. Once you get to 11, you use the word for 10 and the word for 1. 12 is the number for 10 and for…

食べ物 (Food) – Know Your Basics – Don’t Go Hungry!

(English)  –  (Romaji)  –  (Hiragana/Katakana) Food  –  Tabemono  –  たべもの Drink  –  Nomimono  –  のみもの I’m hungry  –  Onaka ga sukimashita  –  おなか が すきました I’m thirsty  –  Nodo ga kawakimashita  –  のど が かわきました I’m full  –  Onaka ga ippai desu  –  おなか が いっぱい です Breakfast  –  Asagohan  –  あさごはん Lunch  –  Hirugohan  –  ひるごはん…

Introductions

(English) – (Romaji) – (Hiragana) Pleased to meet you  –  Hajimemashite  –  はじめまして What’s your name?  –  Namae wa nan desu ka?  –  なまえ は なん です か? My name is ……..  –  Namae wa …….. desu  –  なまえ は 。。。。です (OR) I am ……..  –  Watashi wa …….. desu  –  わたし は 。。。。です How about you?  – …