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Infographic: How to Console Someone in Japanese

These are phrases you need to know when you want to console someone in Japan.

Infographic: how to console someone in Japanese

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Cheer up.
元気を出しなさい.
genki o dashinasai.

I’m sorry to hear that.
それはお気の毒に.
sore wa oki no doku ni.

Don’t beat yourself up.
自分を責めるなよ.
jibun o semeru na yo.

Don’t give up hope.
望みを捨てないで.
nozomi o sutenaide.

You’ll be all right now.
もう大丈夫だ.
mou daijoubu da.

I know how you feel.
気持ちはわかるわ.
kimochi wa wakaru wa.

I know it’s hard.
それは大変なのはわかる.
sore wa taihen na no wa wakaru.

Don’t let it worry you.
心配いらないよ.
shinpai iranai yo.

You can’t give up.
諦めちゃだめだ.
akiramecha dame da.

It must be tough for you.
つらいでしょうね.
tsurai deshou ne.


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It’s not the end of the world.
それで何もかもおしまいというわけじゃない.
sore de nanimokamo oshinai to iu wake janai.

No good sitting worrying about it.
くよくよ心配してもはじまらない.
kuyokuyo shinpai shite mo hajimaranai.

I’m really sorry about your father.
お父さんのこと、本当に無念だよ.
otousan no koto, hontou ni munen da yo.

If there’s anything I can do for you…
わたしで力になれることがあれば…
watashi de chikara ni nareru koto ga areba.

I know it must be horrible for you.
あなたにとってはどんなに酷いことなのか、わかってるわ.
anata ni totte wa donna ni hidoi koto na no ka, wakatteru wa.

You can do better than her.
あの子よりましな娘が目の前にいるでしょう.
ano ko yori mashi na musume ga me no mae ni iru deshou.

I’m sure you’ll be able to go next time.
このつぎにはきっと行けるわ.
kono tsugi ni wa kitto ikeru wa.

I know you can do it properly.
君がちゃんとできることは知ってるんだ.
kimi ga chanto dekiru koto wa shitterun da.

No use crying over spilt milk.
覆水盆に返らずってとこか.
fukusuibon ni kaerazu tte toko ka.

I’m sure you’ll get over it.
やがてはその悲しみを乗り越えるだろう.
yagate wa sono kanashimi o norikoeru darou.

I’m sure you’ll feel differently once you’ve calmed down.
落ち着けば考えも変わるはずだ.
ochitsukeba kangae mo kawaru hazu da.


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