Please note that greeting and closing remarks are covered on their own page.
receive. (Said before eating a meal.)
you for the meal. (Said after eating a meal.)
||Gochisou sama deshita.|
you all right?
||Daijoubu desu ka?|
you are. (Offering a favor.)
do it. (lit. 'I beg you.') (Requesting a favor.)
|Thank you (very
||(Doumo) arigatou gozaimasu.|
me. (Getting attention)
||Aa sou desu ka?|
tough isn't it?
||Taihen desu ne.|
||Zannen desu ne.|
|Excuse me. (I am rude. )||Shitsurei shimasu.|
|I am being rude by leaving before you. (Said when leaving the room before someone, particularly when leaving work before others.)||Osaki ni shitsurei shimasu.|
|(You've worked hard so) you must be tired. (Said to someone leaving work for home.)||Otsukare sama deshita.|
|Excuse me. (Said when entering someone's home.)||Ojama shimasu.|
|No, that's OK. (Said when refusing something.)||Iie, kekkou desu.|
|It can't be helped.||Shou ga nai.|
|Note: Someone once asked me whether Taihen desu ne. and Zannen desu ne. were sarcastic phrases. They aren't sarcastic; rather, they are used to express sympathy.|