greeting

4 Alternative Ways to Say Hello in Japan

You have all heard the phrase ‘konnichiwa’ which can be used to mean hello or good afternoon. You may want to know about other ways to say ‘hello’ or ‘hi’ in Japanese. This article will teach you 4 other words and phrases that you can use to simply greet someone. There are several options in…

10 Japanese useful phrases when traveling

If you are proficient in the English language, you can survive no matter where you travel in the world: there is usually always someone who can speak English. But be warned: in Japan, English might not always help you since the older generation generally does not speak it and the younger is not fluent enough…

The Word ”Daijobu”/”Daijoubu” in Japanese: What Does it Mean?

During your travels in Japan, you will, of course, hear people all around you speaking Japanese. Common words and expressions you may encounter include “kawaii” (cute), “samui” (cold), “atsui” (hot) “ne!” (a tag question meaning “isn’t it?”, “aren’t you?”, etc), arigatou (thank you) and “mata ne” (see you), and more. Have you ever come across…

Knowing easy Japanese makes your travel better!!

Visiting a foreign country and not being able to communicate can be frustrating. You might be scared of situations where you need to express yourself, but can not. Japanese have improved their English ability in the past 10 years, but if you happen to get to some rural area or just pass along someone who…