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P.S. I know there will be some words that people will not like to hear about, such as the swear words, but I often get questions about Japanese curses and I want to please everyone. Don't take offense, kudasai!
Also, special thanks to Oreo, the Japanese students I've talked to, and Barnes and Noble (for all the Japanese books).
One more thing! Anything in red is a phrase from the Anime.
Ai – love
Aitsu – That damn person
Aitsume – Damn him/her!
Aki – autumn
Amai - leniant
Anata - nice way to say "you"
Ano/Anou - "Um" (used when trying to figure out what to say)
Are - that (objects far from both the speaker and the listener)
Atsui - uncomfortably or unusually hot
Baka - idiot, moron, etc.
Baka yaro – stupid, asshole, etc.
Biseinin - pretty youth
Bishounen - pretty boy
Bishojo – pretty girl
-Chan - Affectionate ending for young boys or girls. You shorten the name. eg. Alana = A-chan
Chibi - small (this term is not the respectful term used)
Chikai - close by
Chikyuu - Earth
Dakara - that's why; so that's the reason
Dare - who
Demo - but
Desu - to be
Domo - very
Fakku - fuck
Haru - spring
Hasha - firearms
Hashi - chopsticks
Hayu - winter
Hentai - perverted
Hidoi - cruel or mean
Hon - book
Hone - bone
Hoshi - star
Itai - pain (can be used to express pain, like "ouch!")
Iru - to need
Jibun - self
Jidai - era
Kami - god (general term)
Karera - they
Kawaii - cute
Kazu - number (kazuichi is "number one")
Kimi – you (only boys use this)
Kimochi - feeling/emotions
Kisama - unfriendly way to say "you"
Koibito - lover
Kore - this (object near the speaker)
Kokoro - heart
-Kun - ending for boys names, usually peers. eg. Peter-kun
Kuso - shit
Mainichi - everyday
Minna/Minna-san - everybody
Momo - peach
Motomete - searching
-Nai – not, negative addition (hateshi is end. add -nai and get hateshinai. this now means endless)
Naka - inside; within
Namae - name
Namida - tears
Nani/nan - What
Natsu - summer
Nihon - Japan
Nihongo - Japanese (the language)
Ninmu - duty or mission
Neko - cat
No - used for possesion or “of”. eg. Seigi no tokoro = Jusitice’s place/ Place of Justice
Oi - hey
Omae - informal way to say "you"
Onna - woman
Ore - I (male)
Ore-tachi - we are (male)
Ore wa... - I am... (male)
Otoko - man
Sakana - fish
-San - polite ending to a name
-Sama - ultra polite ending to a name, except when saying "kisama"
Samui - uncomfortably or unusually cold
Seigi - justice
Sensei - teacher
Senpai - an upper classman in school
Senshi - warrior or soldier
Shio - salt
Shimatta – a Japanese swear word
Shinjite - to believe
Shinu - to die
Shonen ai - boy's love
Sore - that (objects near the listener but far from the speaker)
Sugoi - wow
Sukoshi - a little bit
Suru - to do (nani o suru? "what are you doing?")
Taberu/Tabemasu - to eat
Tabi - journey
-Tachi - added to a word to indicate plural
Tasukete - help
Tatakau - to fight
Teki - enemy
Tenshi - angel
Toki - time (when at end of sentence, it means when)
Tokidoki – sometimes
Tokoro - place
Tooi - far
Tsubasa - wings
Tsuyosa/Tsuyoi - strength/strong
Uchi - home
Uchuu - outer space
Uchuu no kokoro - Space Heart (a psychic link)
Utsukushii – beautiful
Wakai - immature
Wakatta - a small revelation
Wakatta e yo - I gotcha (slang)
Watashi - I (female or general)
Watashi ni - me
Watashi no - my
Watashi wa... - I am...
Watashi-tachi - we
Wo - a particle that connects a noun to a verb
Yamero – enough
Yameru - stop
Yami - darkness
Yaoi - boy/boy relationship
Yasai - vegetable
Yowai - weak
Yuri - girl/girl relationship
Zakennayo – fuck off
When used as an adjective, add and "i" to the end.
Aka/Akai - Red
Akarui - light; bright
Ao/Aoi - blue
Chairo/Chairoi - brown (literaly, the color of tea)
Haairo - gray
Iro - color
Kiiro/Kiiroi - yellow
Koi/Kurai - dark colored
Kuro/Kuroi - black
Midori - green
Mizuiro - light blue (literaly, the color of water)
Shiro/Shiroi - white
Usui - light; pale colored
Ree - zero
Ichi - one
Ni - two
San - three
Yon/Shi - four
Go - five
Roku - six
Shichi/Nana - seven
Hachi - eight
Ku/Kyuu - nine
Jyu - ten
*after this, you add ten and one, to get Jyu-ichi. This only works up to nineteen*
Ichi-gatsu - January
Ni-gatsu - Febuary
*In the months, to continue, just add the number of the month and ten "gatsu". December would be Jyu-ni-gatsu*
Asagohan - breakfast
Bangohan - dinner
Benkyoo - study
Eega - movie
Hirugohan - lunch
Ichinichi-juu nemasu - sleep all day
Kaimono no ikimasu - go shopping
Sanpo - strolling/ walking
Tegami o kakimasu - write a letter
Undoo - exercise
Yakyuu o shimasu - play baseball
Ai shiteru - I love you
Are wa nan desu ka? - What is that? (over there)(“are” can be replaced w/ kore, sore, etc. depending on what you want to say)
Arigato - Thank you
Boku no jidai - My era
Chigau! – You’re wrong!
Daijoubo desu ka? - Are you okay?
Daijoubo - I'm alright.
Doi tashi mashte - You're welcome
Domo aritgato gozaimas - Thank you very much
Do shita? - What happened?
Do shite? – Why?
E daro – Alright, sure
Empitsu o kashte kudasai? - May I borrow a pencil? (pencil/empitsu may be replaced w/ any object)
Empitsu o kezuttimo iideska? - May I sharpen my pencil?
E ya e - No
Genki des - I'm fine.
Gomennasai - Sorry
Hai - Yes
Hai, soo desu - Yes, that's right
Hajimeimashite - How do you do?
Honto ni - Really?
Iki masho – Let’s go
Ima nan-ji desu ka? - What time is it now?
Ja mata – See you later
Kamawan – I don’t care
Kekko desu - No thanks
Kikoeteiru ka - Are you listening?
Konnichiwa - Hello
Kore wa _____ desu - This is a _________.
Kudasai - Please (tangible items and used at end of sentence)
Matte/chotto matte - Wait or Wait up
Mizu o nondemo iideska? - May I drink water?
Nanda? – What is it? What do you want?
Nan demo nai - "It's nothing"
Nani o suteru ka? – What did you say?
Nani o suru? - What are you doing?
Ninmu kanryou - Misson accomplished
Ninmu ryoukai - Mission accepted
Ogenki desu ka? - How are you?
Ohayo gozaimasu - Good morning
Ohisashiburi desu ne - I haven't seen you for a long time
Okagesama de genki desu - Thanks to you, I'm fine
Omae wo korosu - I'm going to kill you
Onegai shimasu- Please (give me) used for non-tangible items
Ore wa kisama to tatakatte mitakatta - I have always wanted a chance to fight you
Osoku natte gomennasai - Sorry I'm late
Otearai e ittemo iideska? - May I go to the restroom?
Oyasumi/Oyasumi nasai - Good night
Sayonara - Good bye
Seigi wa ore ga kimeru - I will decide justice
So ka – I see, I get it
Sore ga seigi da - Then that is justice
Sumimasen - Excuse me “neverending apology”
Watashi ni wa wakaranai – I don’t understand
Yo ro shi deska? - Do you want some?
Yoroshiku - Nice to meet you
Yowai mono ga tatakattari suru na - Weaklings shouldn't fight
To say what something or someone is: ---_____(noun) wa _____ (description) desu.
Eg. John wa amai desu.
John immature is. (word for word)
John is immature. (meaning)
***the “desu” is not needed in some cases, such as “omae wa kawaii”