Learn Japanese Sentences And Vocabulary

There is no secret. If you want to speak Japanese fluently, you need to know many words. We believe that you will remember Japanese words much better if they are in sentences. You will find Japanese sentences with their pronunciation, vocabulary and some grammar here below.

Sentences And Vocabulary

 1 
どうぞお座りください        
  douzo, osuwari kudasai
  please sit down
  . どうぞ   please   ( requesting )
  . お座り   sit down
        when put in front of certain nouns it makes them polite
      座る   sit
  . ください   please

 2 
少々お待ちください        
  shoushou omachikudasai
  one moment, please
  . 少々   a little
  . お待ち   wait   ( imperative )
        when put in front of certain nouns it makes them polite
      待つ   wait
  . ください   please

 3 
ごめんなさい        
  gomen nasai
  I'm sorry

 4 
うん元気        
  un, genki
  fine, and you
  . うん   yes   ( ok )
  . 元気   energy

 5 
やあ元気        
  yaa, genki
  hi, how are you doing
  . やあ   hi
  . 元気   energy

 6 
はいおかげさまでさんはいかがですか        
  hai okagesama de, san wa ikaga desu ka
  very well, thank you, and you
  . はい   yes
  . おかげさまで   fine, thank you
  .   follows the subject of a comment   ( marker for the topic about which a comment is made )
  . いかが   how about
  . です   be
  .   question particle

 7 
お元気ですか        
  ogenki desu ka
  how are you
  .   when put in front of certain nouns it makes them polite
  . 元気   energy
  . です   be
  .   question particle

 8 
これはなんですか        
  kore wa nan desu ka
  what's that
  . これ   this
  .   follows the subject of a comment   ( marker for the topic about which a comment is made )
  . なん   what   ( interrogative )
  . です   be
  .   question particle

 9 
これはいくらですか        
  kore wa ikura desu ka
  how much is it
  . これ   this
  .   follows the subject of a comment   ( marker for the topic about which a comment is made )
  . いくら   how much
  . です   be
  .   question particle

 10 
わかりませんでした        
  wakarimasen deshita
  I didn't understand
  . わかりません   I don't understand
      わかる   understand
  . でした   indicates the past tense
      です   be

 11 
全然わかりません        
  zenzen wakarimasen
  I don't understand a word
  . 全然   not at all
  . わかりません   I don't understand
      わかる   understand

 12 
少しだけわかります        
  sukoshi dake wakarimasu
  I understand a little
  . 少し   a little
  . だけ   only
  . わかります   I understand   ( polite use )
      わかる   understand

 13 
ちゃんと話せていると思うよ        
  chanto hanaseteiru to omou yo
  I think you manage very well
  . ちゃんと   properly   ( well )
  . 話せている   you are speaking   ( familiar use )
      話す   speak
  .   that
  . 思う   find   ( expressing an opinion, personal view )
  .   used for emphasis

 14 
みんなとても早く話します        
  minna totemo hayaku hanashimasu
  everyone speaks so quickly
  . みんな   everyone
  . とても   very
  . 早く   quickly
  . みんな話します   everyone speaks   ( polite use )
      話す   speak

 15 
難しいと思う        
  muzukashii to omou
  I find it difficult
  . 難しい   difficult
  . と思う   I think that
        that
      思う   find   ( expressing an opinion, personal view )

 16 
難しい発音があります        
  muzukashii hatsuon ga arimasu
  there are some sounds which are difficult to pronounce
  . 難しい   difficult
  . 発音   sound   ( noise )
  . があります   there is, there are   ( polite use + thing )
      がある   there is, there are   ( familiar use + thing )

 17 
ほとんど何も知りません        
  hotondo nani mo shirimasen
  I know hardly anything at all
  . ほとんど   almost   ( nearly )
  . 何も   nothing
  . 知りません   I do not know   ( polite use )
      知っている   know   ( fact, information )

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