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Infographic: Japanese Phrases for Making New Friends

These are phrases you need to know when you want to make some new friends in Japan.

Infographic: Japanese phrases for making new friends

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Can you speak English?
英語を話せますか?
eigo o hanasemasu ka.

I’m not good at Japanese.
日本語がうまくないんです.
nihongo ga umakunain desu.

Please speak slowly.
ゆっくり話してください.
yukkuri hanashite kudasai.

Can you say that again?
もう一度お願いします.
mou ichido onegai shimasu.

How should I call you?
何とお呼びすればいいかしら?
nan to oyobi sureba ii kashira.

How long have you been in Japan?
日本へ来てどのくらいですか?
nihon e kite dono kurai desu ka.

Is this your first time to Tokyo?
東京へは初めてですか?
toukyou e wa hajimete desu ka.

How do you like living in Japan?
日本での生活はいかがですか?
nihon de no seikatsu wa ikaga desu ka.


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What do you do?
お仕事は何ですか?
oshigoto wa nan desu ka.

What’s your hobby?
趣味はなんですか?
shumi wa nan desu ka.

What do you do in your free time?
暇なときは何をしていますか?
hima na toki wa nani o shite imasu ka.

Is there any place you’d like to go?
どこか行きたいところはありますか?
dokoka ikitai tokoro wa arimasu ka.

Would you like to have dinner with me?
一緒に夕飯を食べませんか?
issho ni yuuhan o tabemasen ka.

We talked so much that we didn’t notice the time.
話しすぎて、もうこんな時間になってしまいました.
hanashisugite, mou konna jikan ni natte shimaimashita.

When can I see you again?
今度、いつ会えますか?
kondo, itsu aemasu ka.

Let me treat you to dinner sometime.
今度、食事に誘ってもいいかな.
kondo, shokuji ni sasotte mo ii kana.

Can I have your email address?
メールアドレスを聞いてもいいですか?
meeru adoresu o kiite mo ii desu ka.

Of course. I’ll write it down for you.
もちろん. 書いてあげますね.
mochiron. kaite agemasu ne.

Are you on Facebook?
フェイスブックをしていますか?
feisubukku o shite imasu ka.

Can you add me as friend?
わたしを友達に加えてくれますか?
watashi o tomodachi ni kuwaete kuremasu ka.

Let’s keep in touch.
連絡を取り合いましょう.
renraku o toriaimashou.


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