Learning Japanese

Before my trip to Japan I am going to learn some basic words and phrases to help me get around. As the year progresses, I hope to develop my Japanese so that I can speak and understand more. This will help me communicate with the locals and give me the varied experience I am looking for.

Here are some words and phrases I have already learnt –

Hello – Konnichiwa

Goodbye – Sayoonara – lengthen the o when saying this

Good Morning – Ohayo – Informal

Good Morning – Ohayo Gozaimasu – Formal

Good Evening – Konbanwa

Morning – asa

I – Watashi

I am – Watashi wa

My – Watashi no

I will be adding more words and phrases as I learn them and hope this gives a deeper insight into the Japanese language.