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Kitani-Nifty Phrases

Kitani-Nifty Phrases 30

1. I haven’t seen you for a long time. 1. SHIBARAKU DESU-NE. しばらくですね。
2. How are you? - Not bad at all . 2. O-GENKI DESU-KA? – HAI, O-KAGE-SAMA-DE. お元気(げんき)ですか? – はい、おかげさまで。
3. Thank you very much. - Same here. 3. DÔMO ARIGATÔ. - KOCHIRA-KOSO. どうも ありがとう。- こちらこそ。
4. Thank you for the present. / for your invitation. - You’re welcome. 4. PUREZENTO-O / GO-SHÔTAI-O ARIGATÔ-GOZAI- MASU. - DÔ ITAS-I-MASHI-TE. プレゼントを / ご招待(しょうたい)を ありがとうございます。 - どういたしまして。
5. Congratulations!             / Happy Birthday! 5. O-MEDETÔ-GOZAI-MASU! / TANJÔBI O-MEDETÔ! おめでとうございます! 誕生日(たんじょうび)おめでとう!
6. Please accept my condolences. 6. GO-SHUUSHÔ-SAMA DESU. ご愁傷様(しゅうしょうさま)です。
7. Yes, with pleasure. 7. HAI, YOROKON-DE. はい、喜(よろこ)んで。
8. I’m looking forward to it. 8. TANOSHIMI-NI SHI-TE I-MASU. 楽(たの)しみに しています。
9. It’s a pity. (It’s too bad.) 9. ZAN’NEN-DESU. 残念(ざんねん)です。
10. I feel honored. 10. KÔEI-DESU. 光栄(こうえい)です。
11. That’s exactly right! 11. SONO-TÔRI DESU. その通(とお)りです。
12. I don’t mind (care). 12. KAMAW-A-NA-I-DESU-YO. 構(かま)わないですよ。
13. No, thank you. 13. IIE, KEK’KÔ DESU. いいえ、結構(けっこう)です。
14. Don’t be bashful. (Help yourself.) 14. ENRYO-SHI-NA-I-DE KUDASAI. 遠慮(えんりょ)しないで ください。
15. I will keep on trying. (I’ll do my best.) 15. GANBAR-I-MASU. 頑張(がんば)ります。
16. Please excuse my rudeness. 16. SHITSUREI-SHI-MASU. 失礼(しつれい)します。
17. Sorry to have kept you waiting. 17. MAT-ASE-TE SUM-I-MASEN. 待(ま)たせて すみません。
18. Go ahead, please. (After you.) Sorry, but I’ll leave (go home) ahead of you. 18. O-SAKI-NI DÔZO. お先(さき)に どうぞ。 O-SAKI-NI SHITSUREI-SHI-MASU. お先に 失礼(しつれい)します 。
19. Thank you for your hard work. (Lit. Thank you for your fatigue.) 19. O-TSUKARE-SAMA. お疲れ様(おつかれさま)。
20. Thank you for your work. (Usually used to public workers, office maintenance men, guards, policemen, etc.) 20. GO-KURÔ-SAMA DESU. ご苦労様(ごくろうさま)です。
21. What happened to you? 21. DÔ SHI-TA-N’ DESU-KA? どうしたんですか?
22. Take it easy. (=Don’t do the impossible.) 22. MURI-SHI-NA-I-DE . 無理(むり)しないで <ください>。
23. Please take good care of yourself. (Usually used to a sick person.) 23. O-DAIJI-NI . お大事(だいじ)に <してください>。
24. Take care. (Be careful.) 24. KI-O TSUKE-TE . 気(き)をつけて <ください>。
25. That helps . 25. TASUKAR-I-MASU. 助(たす)かります。
26. Oh, that was good, wasn’t it? Phew! I am relieved. (Lit. I was lucky.) 26. YO-KAT-TA DESU-NE. 良(よ)かったですね。 YO-KAT-TA! 良かった!
27. I’ll humbly start eating. Thank you for the meal. 27. ITADAK-I-MASU. いただきます。 GO-CHISÔ-SAMA. ご馳走様(ごちそうさま)。
28. It makes sense . 28. NARU-HODO. なるほど。
29. Anyway, …/ For example, …/ In other words, … 29. TONIKAKU, … / TATOE-BA, … / TSUMARI, … とにかく、/ 例(たと)えば、/ つまり、
30. Welcome back! / Good night! / I’m back! 30. O-KAER-I-NASAI! / O-YASUM-I-NASAI! / TADA IMA! お帰(かえ)りなさい! / お休(やす)みなさい! / 只今(ただいま)!