Japanese Phrasebook/Common phrases

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English Rōmaji Japanese
Japanese (language) nihongo 日本語
Good afternoon! konnichi wa こんにちは
Good evening! konban wa こんばんは
Good morning! ohayō gozaimasu (casually shortened to ohayō) おはようございます
Hello? (on the telephone) moshi moshi もしもし
Good bye! (farewell) sayōnara さようなら
Good bye! (I’ll be back.) ittekimasu 行って来ます
Good bye! (Come back soon.) itterasshai 行ってらっしゃい
See you later mata ne またね
Please give me [...] / Please do [...] kudasai 下さい
Please. (Go ahead. / Be my guest.) dōzo どうぞ
Please [...] (request) onegai shimasu (often shortened to "onegai") お願いします
Thank you. arigatō ありがとう
Excuse me. sumimasen すみません
Sorry. (informal) gomen ごめん
I’m sorry. (formal) gomen nasai ごめんなさい
That one. (near you) sore それ
That one. (over there) are あれ
How much? (price) ikura desu ka いくらですか
English (language) eigo 英語
Do you speak English? eigo ga hanasemasu ka 英語が話せますか
Yes. hai はい
No. iie いいえ
Bon appétit! (corresponds to the humble form of “I receive” in Japanese) itadakimasu いただきます
Thank you for the meal. gochisōsama deshita ごちそうさまでした
Where's the bathroom? toire wa doko desu ka? トイレはどこですか
Cheers! (toast) kanpai 乾杯
foreigner gaikokujin (should not be shortened) 外国人