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Essential Japanese phrases to visit Japan!

Ryo Nakane, Musician, Fundraiser & Language teacher

Essential Japanese phrases to visit Japan!

Ryo Nakane, Musician, Fundraiser & Language teacher

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14 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Greeting

    • 3. I want this/that

    • 4. Counting in Japanese

    • 5. How much is this/that?

    • 6. Where is this location?

    • 7. When is it arriving?

    • 8. Who is that?

    • 9. Self introduction: my name is ____

    • 10. Self introduction: my age

    • 11. Self introduction: my origin

    • 12. Self introduction: my purpose in Japan

    • 13. Full self introduction

    • 14. Conclusion

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About This Class

Hi all,

This class is meant for people that are thinking about visiting Japan, and want a quick and easy way to be confident in getting around the country with the bare bone basic phrases you would need to find your way around! 

This class will cover:

1. Greetings
2. I want this/that! 
3. Count in Japanese
4. How much is this? 
5. Where is this location? 
6. When is ____ arriving? 
7. Who is that?
8. Self introduction: My name is _____
9. I am ___ years old
10. I am from _____ 
11. I am here to ______
12. Conclusion


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Ryo Nakane

Musician, Fundraiser & Language teacher


Hello, I'm Ryo! 

I'm born in Japan, raised in the Netherlands, China and Japan, spent my adulthood in Montreal, QC Canada!

I am currently based in Vancouver, BC, and have been in the fundraising industry for the past 3 years with my background in Economics & International Development from McGill University! Meanwhile, I have been a musician pretty much my whole life starting with playing violin as a 4 year old, and picking up the guitar, drums, bass guitar, and music production in High School. 

I guess I'm also fluent in English, Japanese, French, Mandarin, and still have some broken Dutch in me..

So, I would be delighted to teach you the diversity of things that I have been able to learn so far in my life!!

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1. Introduction: Hello. My name is Rio Pajama Stable Cannot my work I'm born in Japan raced in the Netherlands China in Japan on have been living in Canda ever since I was 18 on the home rumor today that you run the troops home so they card You have Saeko. What kind of inside? So I know a thing or two about that feeling off, not knowing a language in a brand new country that you visit or you come into. That's why I want to help you be confident in the very basic phrases that I wish I knew before I visited your country. Eso The goal of this class is not for you to be fluent in Japanese but for you to be able to ask and response simple phrases confidently and defeat the fear off visiting Japan with no knowledge of Japanese, the Japanese language whatsoever 2. Greeting: so first things first. Greetings. So there are quite a few greetings in English is Well, good morning. Good afternoon. Good evening. Good night. So let's start off those four with those four transfers. Eso Good morning in Japanese, You say Ohio was Amos. Hi, Your was Ohio eso Good morning. Hey, always when someone says Well, I always I must concede Ohio was I'm a straight back up. Good afternoon One meet you up. So if someone says when you cue up to you you can say to a break back at limits Um after words that be good evening. Good evening Combine. Wow! Come back! Com Bama So if someone has come Bama to you, you can answer exactly like that on lastly Goodnight way asked me not site We have to me Nothing way asked me nothing. So whenever someone has last minute teeth you can see exactly that You asked me nothing or you can initiate it last me Nothing They answer back So those are the basic four greetings that are very useful to know So of course, after you say hello to someone you want to ask How are you? Or they would ask you. How are you doing, Onda? The very, most basic way of saying that is again Keith Scott or Genki discount or can keep this car that basically means how are you? Um, and how you answer. Usually it tends to be I am well, in a very normal conversation. So the answer to that is kinkiness genki this genki this so call and response id with the old Yankee discuss. And then you would answer kinkiness, And that would be a very quick and basic conversation that you could have with someone. 3. I want this/that: so this and that this and that. I want this. I want that. That's a really frequently used Japanese phrase that it's super simple to learn as well on , but it's super useful as well. Eso in Japanese This in Japanese Quote it, quit it and then that got it. Got it. So I want this or I want that What it could outside eso in the store if you're asking for like I want this like you're just holding on iPhone or you're holding something a mouse put it. Could I want this eso the next one? I want that. So if you're looking at a menu and you're just like oh, I want that or if you're looking at a cake in terms of cakes that are there, I want that one day. Could could I say I want that. So those are two very useful. This I want this. I want that phrases like you would most likely be using, like frequently because it's hard to learn all the names of all the things. So I wanna be able to say this and that I want this where I want that 4. Counting in Japanese: so counting in Japanese counting is quite intuitive. Once you get the understanding of it s O first and foremost, I just want to 10 each. Meet Sam Young. Look, Nana, that's cute. Each me some young core. Look, Nana Hutch. Cute. That's 1 to 10. Um, and then 11 forward. It would be Junichi Soju is 10. So 11 is 10 1 Your Junie Jew sunk Giuliani. And then you keep on going. Do go. You look to not do much do que And then when you get to 20 you basically say to 10. So I need you on. And then I need you. Need you any. So 2122 to 10 1 to 10 to on Ben. How when it comes to 30 obviously it will be Sand you, son. Three and then Jews 10. Speaking in 40 years. You only do what you So it keeps on going until 100 on hundreds. 100 and one on. Do you go from 1 to 9 and then want to 10 And then 111 is Jacko jui 110 1 on how you say 200 again. Very intuitive to and 100 and then 300. It's some Decca 300 on Ben. When you get to 1000 it's sing sing. So let's say you're you're asked to say 1000 and 232 singing Yakult Sandri. So sing it 1200 Singer 30. So that's how you count the very basics of counting in Japanese, even though it's not that important, because numbers are number, so you will be able to see the numbers wherever you go. But it's a good thing to be able to have the basic gist of how people count injuries. 5. How much is this/that?: How much is this eso Now that we have covered numbers, it's important to be able to ask whenever you go to a store whenever you go somewhere to ask how much something How much is this? I could have this card. Whatever this thing Carrabba How much is this Andan? You can also ask How much is that? Are very good at this area. We could discuss why you could discover eso once you have the phrase equal at this cut in your mind, You can use what we learned earlier this and that Kourtney Korea Vicodin. Usually you would say 20 like Scott, But you would be able to ask how much something is just asking. So if you want to yeah, like, get rid of Corday Or you could also ask You could have this. How much is it? He could have this cup And that's how you think. How much 6. Where is this location?: Where is this location? Eso, after being able to ask how much some things, it's helpful to be able to ask for location. So where am I like, where is this location? How you say that it's Coco. Coco means that here is where so here, where? So that will give you a good understanding of where you're at. 7. When is it arriving?: So next things. Um when is it arriving? When is this train arriving? When is this? What? It's taxi, one of the plane arriving anything. When it comes to the time when is it a writing? You can say it's It's Kim Oscar. So when it comes to train, you can see danger. Danger mean street so you can ask Danesh ever. It's a ski mask day Inshallah, it's Kay Maskell, Dame Shelagh. It's a ski mask. So when is the train arriving? Then shall I? This will be helpful at a train station as Japan is full of train stations. Wherever you go, you go with the on the train so you'll be able to ask daesh our ski mask up to people that are within that train station in terms of cake in the dream, just asking when the train is gonna be around 8. Who is that?: so another useful phrase when you see someone when you're not sure who that someone is, you can ask Who is that? Who is that person? Um, so how you ask cabin Japanese is a data disk dot dot dot It means who? Um, they want Daddy This come. Who is that? Eso. If you're in a situation where you're you're see a movie star or someone a singer or a commercial where you're confused About who That ISS today. What? That is this guy Who is that? So you could ask other people if you want to know or if you're if if someone is asking you about a foreign person in terms of someone that is an actor actress, that it's on a cardboard on their asking you who? That person that did this. And you can answer with foreign name in English on impress anyone that is asking and be able to answer those questions 9. Self introduction: my name is ____: so self introduction. Of course, this is something some of the most basic things that we would want to be able to do whenever we're in a new country. When someone when you need me, new people, you want to be able to introduce yourself, have a basic introduction of who I am, where I'm from, how old I am. Why I'm here. Um, things like that s o very first thing. Usually when you're introducing yourself, it starts off with My name is blocked. Eso My name is Rio. Um how do you say that in Japanese? Is what does she know? My or broken on? A. My Boco usually is used for mail. On what? That she could be used for male or female, But it would be for even male uses. What does she want? Like, what am I want this I want that you know my audio. This that would be a little bit more of a formal way of introducing yourself. So how you say my name is Rio broken on my watch This Watch this so again broken on. Um Iowa. Your this. What does she know? Nehemiah. Theo, This Nana, My body. All this My name is Rio 10. Self introduction: my age: So the next thing you want to be able to see is how would you are in Japan? There's this culture off age being something really important and people being really serious about how old people are it's quite interesting. There are always those seniority is in terms of people being older, being more senior and being the person that people look up towards. So there's that difference in yeah culture, I would say between Canada and Japan in Canada we will be a lot less focused on the age of people. But in Japan, people tend to ask how people are. So how you say how, what you are is or what that you get. So what does she but media? You inside this But she won't need your own side. This So this is where the numbers come in handy. Eso we need your young 24 need you 20 fours. What does she want? Need you inside this so you can kind of insert a number. Uh what? So over number side This is the H years old eso for me. What? I need you inside this but she won't need you. Young side this So that's how you see I am 24 years for me 11. Self introduction: my origin: So one of the most common questions that people ask foreigners visiting Japan beware you from where you from, s o The answer to that is in Japanese. Would be what? That C or book? That's you up this country countries name that you're seeing this So one example. If I'm from Canada, then I would say Ochoa, Canada. What? That you are kind of that you see this? What kind of that you're seeing this. What kind of us you're seeing this so insert the country name, country name in Japanese are quite fun to pronounce their different pronunciations compared to the native English way of saying it like America, you would say maybe kind of alternative to small bits of, like pronunciation. One letter at a time. So, um, or Canada or window or Indonesia or China? So, yeah, that's you up country name. She's seen this. That would be by him from this country 12. Self introduction: my purpose in Japan: So, lastly, I am here to do something. What are you here to do? Usually an introduction. When you're introducing yourself, it's very handy. Whenever you have a phrase off, I am here to travel or I'm here to work or I'm here as a student. So if you can say right up front, I am here like my purpose off being here in Japan or my purpose of being here right now is to do this. So how you are able to say this, I will give you three examples. So, um, first example is, of course, traveling. What do you call what she needs much. What? That you are your course, Nick. My stuff. Your coal basically means traveling book. What does she want? So I am here to, um your cool traveling. Was she nicking my stuff to travel? Came here. What? That should call Washington. So the second example is to study if you're there to study in Japan's, but that you are being cured. Washington. Thank you. Dropping your, um And then lastly, if you were there for work, but that she was she goes, she goes to work. Basically means I came here to work 13. Full self introduction: So finally, this is a full on compilation off the self introduction of introducing yourself to someone else s o where you're from. What? Your name is, what you're they're doing, how what you are. And, yeah, all of that compiled together. So this is the assignment. The exercise that I would like you to try out in terms of trying to do a full introduction of yourself to the camera or in a voice recording just to try out speaking to someone What air? That being to sell or to just the community on skill share. So, yeah, I would like you to try this out on bond. Um, yeah. I'll just give you an example. What that looks like for myself. You cannot correct smashed because I need you inside this corrupt your core. She needs to be on my stuff. 14. Conclusion: so I hope that this quick course has given you the basic knowledge of phrases and boosted your confidence in the Japanese language. There is a quick assignment that is there for you, as I spoke about earlier off trying to introduce yourself to that is taught in this course . So practicing these things while recording yourself gives you just enough attention to build your confidence in the phrases. And so please try it out to improve your basic Japanese, as I'm confident that once you speak out loud that you could take a step further in getting better at the language. So thank you so so much for watching these videos and I will see you in another class.