Japanese phrases – Daily life and conversations

In this article we will study several Japanese phrases to help you in your daily life and increase your vocabulary. Below we also have a complementary video of this article:

Everyday Phrases in Japanese

なにかあるはずだ。

Something must have happened.
It must be something.

  • 何か = something.
  • はず = must, have.
  • ある = there is, there is, there is.
  • だ = é (to be) / copula.
質問しつもんのあるかたはどうぞ。

Feel free to ask anyone who has questions.

Anyone in doubt feel free.

  • 質問= question, doubt.
  • 方 = person, subject,
  • どうぞ = please go ahead.
まだ学校がっこうくにははや時間じかんです。

It's still early to go to school.

  • まだ = still.
  • 学校 = school.
  • へ = (direction)
  • 行く = to go.
  • 早い時間 = early.
わたしもこのみちきます。

I'm also going this way.

  • 私 = me
  • も = also.
  • この = this
  • 道 = path
  • 行く = go / follow.
わたし外国がいこく年間ねんかん20かいきます。

I travel 20 times a year abroad.

  • 外国 = outside.
  • 年間 = ( period of ) year / period per year.
  • 回 = counter for (occurrence: times)
学校がっこうまであるきましょう。

Let's walk to school.

  • 学校 = school
  • 歩く = walk / walk.
わたしまちあるくのがきです。

I like to walk in the city.

  • 町 = city.
  • 好き = like, enjoy.
一人ひとりある必要ひつようはありません。

You don't have to walk alone.

  • 一人 = alone
  • で = O de presents form, i.e. (in a solitary form)
  • 必要 = necessary, necessity, essential, indispensable.
  • 必要はありません = not needed.
わたしはできるだけゆっくりとあるきました。

I walked as slowly as I could.

As far as I could, I walked slowly.

  • できるだけ = as long as you can / as much as you are able / as far as you are able.
  • ゆっくり = slowly. / slowly / without haste.
  • 歩く = walk.
  • 歩きます= walk. (in the form masu) - polished.
  • 歩きました = walked (conclusive form)
あれもこれも、色々いろいろ興味深きょうみぶかいものがまえあらわれる。

That and that too, and among other very interesting things that will appear.

あれもこれも = that too, that too.

  • 色々 = several
  • 興味深い = very interesting/deeply interesting.
  • 興味 = interesting.
  • 深い = deep, deep.
  • 目の前に = before the eyes, in front of you.
  • 現れる = to be displayed, appear, appear before, become visible.
まえったように…

It's like I said before...
As I said before…

  • 言う = say.
  • 言った = it was said, said.
まえよりずっと元気げんきになりました。

I'm much better than before.

  • 前 = before.
  • より = compared to ( … )
  • ずっと = a lot (ex: better), more and more, even more.
  • 元気になる = to be well, to be well.
  • 元気になりました = I was fine, I was fine.
かれは2かげつまえ、アメリカにました。

He, two months ago, arrived in the US.

かれかみはとてもながい。

His hair is too long.

  • 彼 = he.
  • 彼の = his.
  • 髪 = hair.
  • とても = quite a lot.
  • 長い = long.
残念ざんねんですが、なつながい。

It's a shame but in summer the days are long.

  • 残念です = it's a pity.
  • 残念ですが = it's a pity but.
  • 夏 =summer.
  • 日 = day(s)
  • 長い = long(s)
ほんを2さついました。

I bought two books.

  • 本 = book.
  • 冊 = counter for books.
  • 買う = buy.
このほんはすごく面白おもしろかった。

This book was very interesting.

  • この = this
  • すごく = quite, very much.
  • 面白い = interesting.
  • 面白かった = it was interesting, it was interesting.
かれ英語えいごのレベルはわたしおなじくらいだ。

His English level is approximately the same as mine.

  • 英語 = English.
  • レベル = level.
  • 同じ = same, equal.
  • くらい = approximately, around, around.
上田うえだわたしおなとしです。

Ueda and I are the same age.

  • 同じ = same, equal.
  • 年 = age.
たしか、彼女かのじょわたしおな時間じかんから出勤しゅっきんしている。

In fact, she's working the same hours as I am.

  • 時間 = hour(s).
  • 出勤する = go to work, stay at work, presence at work.
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Questioning phrases

The Japanese phrases below present some kind of questioning or question:

あれは本当ほんとう
  • Is that true?
  • Is that right?
あれみずなのか?

Is that water?

あれ?ここはあなたの部屋へやですか?

What? is this your room?

あれ?ここ病院びょういん

What? is this the hospital?

あれがドアか?

Is that the door?

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