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Infographic: How to Compliment Someone in Japanese

These are phrases you need to know when you want to compliment someone in Japanese.

Infographic: how to compliment someone in Japanese

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You’re so good-looking.
あなたはとってもハンサムなのよ.
anata wa tottemo hansamu na no yo.

I’m proud of you.
あなたを誇りに思う.
anata o hokori ni omou.

You’re very brave.
あなたはとても勇敢だ.
anata wa totemo yuukan da.

You did really well.
あなたはとてもよくやったわ.
anata wa totemo yoku yatta wa.

I was sure that I might rely on you.
君ならきっと、やってくれると思ったんだ.
kimi nara kitto, yatte kureru to omottan da.

You did a very noble thing.
君は実に気高いことをしたのだ.
kimi wa jitsu ni kedakai koto o shita no da.

You’re so talented.
あなたはとっても才能がある.
anata wa tottemo sainou ga aru.

What would I ever have done without you?
あなたがいなかったら、わたしどうしていたかしら?
anata ga inakattara, watashi dou shite ita kashira.


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I know you can do it.
あなたならできる.
anata nara dekiru.

There is no getting past you!
どんなことでも、あなたの眼はのがれられないと見えますな!
donna koto demo, anata no me wa nogarerarenai to miemasu na.

You are so beautiful.
あなたはとても綺麗だ.
anata wa totemo kirei da.

I think you acted very wisely indeed.
あなたのなさったことはもっとも賢明でした.
anata no nasatta koto wa motto mo kenmei deshita.

I admire you.
わたしはあなたを尊敬します.
watashi wa anata o sonkei shimasu.

Very well done indeed! I knew you could do it!
よくやった!きみならできると思ってた.
yoku yatta. kimi nara dekiru to omotteta.

You are a real hero.
あなたが真の英雄だ.
anata ga shin no eiyuu da.

How wonderful you are!
まあ、なんてすばらしいおかた!
maa, nante subarashii okata.

Impressive. Very impressive indeed.
驚きだ. まさに驚きだ.
odoroki da. masa ni odoroki da.

I think you’re the best man for the job.
この仕事に一番向いているのはあなただと思う.
kono shigoto ni ichiban muite iru no wa anata da to omou.

I have always had a great regard for your knowledge.
あなたの博識には常々たいへん感銘を受けております.
anata no hakushiki ni wa tsunezune taihen kanmei o ukete orimasu.

Your Japanese has improved a lot.
あなたの日本語はたいへん進歩した.
anata no nihongo wa taihen shinpo shita.

Well done, well done!
でかした、でかした!
dekashita, dekashita.


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