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Kana Chapter 1

Japanese for Busy People I - Kana Version - Chapter 1 - Vocabulary

は wa topic marker
か ka question marker
はい hai yes
いいえ iie no
わたし は watashi wa I (the subject)
こちら は kochira wa This one (the subject)
です desu is (present affirmative)
では ありません dewa arimasen is not (present negative)
でした deshita was (past affirmative)
では ありませんでした dewa arimasendeshita was not (past negative)
さん san Mr., Mrs., Ms., Miss
の no particle showing belonging
はじめまして hajimemashite how do you do
よろしく おねがいします yoroshiku onegaishimasu pleased to meet you
デパート depaato department
あなた anata you (rarely used)
にほん Nihon Japan
ちゅうごく Chuugoku China
ドイツ Doitsu Germany
イギリス Igirisu England
アメリカ Amerika America
オーストラリア Oosutoraria Australia
タイ Tai Thailand
-じん -jin -ese, -ain (person from)
べんごし bengoshi lawyer
ひしょ hisho secretary
がくせい gakusei student
エンジニア enjinia engineer
ベルリン Berurin Berlin
モーターズ Mootaazu Motors
ぎんこう Ginkou Bank
だいがく Daigaku University
とうきょう Toukyou Tokyo
ロンドン Rondon London
ロンドン ぎんこう Rondon Ginkou Bank of London
とうきょう だいがく Toukyou Daigaku Tokyo University
ベルリン モーターズ Berurin Mootaazu Berlin Motors
を o object particle affected by a verb
おねがいします onegaishimasu please (get me...)
うけつけ uketsuke receptionist desk, receptionist
どなた donata who (polite form)
はい、 どうぞ Hai, douzo please go ahead, please feel free
だれ dare who (informal)
わたし は スミス です。 Watashi wa Sumisu desu. I am Smith.
スミ-さん は A B C フーズ の べんごし です。 Sumisu-san wa ABC Fuuzu no bengoshi desu. Mr. Smith is an attorney with ABC Foods.
こちら は のぞみ デパートの たかはし-さん です。 Kochira wa Nozomi Depaato no Takahashi-san desu. This is Mr. Takahashi from Nozomi Department Store.
たかはし-さん は にほん-じん です。 Takahashi-san wa Nihon-jin desu. Mr. Takahashi is Japanese.
りん-さん は がくせい です。 Rin-san wa gakusei desu. Ms. Rin is a student.
Created by: Nolin