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.