- 1 How do you say I speak a little Japanese?
- 2 What is chotto?
- 3 How is chotto used?
- 4 What does Dozo mean in Japanese?
- 5 How do you express but in Japanese?
- 6 What is Hanashimasu?
- 7 What is Kudasai?
- 8 What is nan desu ka?
- 9 What is Chotto matte in English?
- 10 Can chotto mean wait?
- 11 What is chotto eroi?
- 12 Is chotto informal?
- 13 What is Baka mean in Japanese?
- 14 What is Gomen in Japanese?
How do you say I speak a little Japanese?
私は、日本語が少し話せます。 わたしは、にほんごが すこし はなせます。 Watashiwa, nihongoga sukoshi hanasemasu.
What is chotto?
Chotto means ‘a little’. It’s a Japanese word often used when requesting something.
How is chotto used?
Chotto has three major usages. The first is in its literal meaning, “a little.” The second is to reduce the negative impact of a comment, criticism, or complaint. The third is as an interjection, like, “Hey!” or “Look here!” Let’s learn some more about these different usages below.
What does Dozo mean in Japanese?
Dozo means “ go ahead” or “go first.” While some words are shortened to make them easier to say (“arigatou gozaimasu” becomes “arigatou”), dozo is often lengthened to “hai-dozo” as if it were one word (Yes-go-ahead). Other times, to be insistent that someone go ahead of you, there is the very handy dozo-dozo.
How do you express but in Japanese?
In Japanese, the word for “However” or “But” is でも 。 It usually appears at the beginning of a sentence after an initial concept.
What is Hanashimasu?
So, HANASHIMASU (to speak), becomes HANASEMASU (can speak).
What is Kudasai?
When you ask somebody to do something in Japanese, you say TE-form verbs and then KUDASAI (Please, or I would ask you to). For an example, a verb meaning “to eat” is TABEMASU. Its TE-form is TABETE. So, TABETE KUDASAI means “Please eat.” “To look at” is MIMASU.
What is nan desu ka?
The expression “Kore wa nan desu ka?” means “ What is this? ” The word “kore” means “this”, and “nan” means “what”.
What is Chotto matte in English?
@Iskar1 Chotto matte means please wait.
Can chotto mean wait?
Chotto means “a small amount/degree,” and kudasai means “please.” This phrase can be used in many different ways where it’s appropriate to say ” wait a moment.” For example, a shop keeper speaking to a customer in a more relaxed tone. A much more formal way to say “wait a moment” is Shou-shou o-machi kudasai.
What is chotto eroi?
(it) hurts a little (you know)
Is chotto informal?
It means “a little bit, slightly.” Chotto is an informal expression, but if used with the proper context and with the correct verb tense – as we will go through later on – it is adaptable in formal situations too. 待って(matte) comes from the verb 待つ (matsu) “to wait” in the –te form.
What is Baka mean in Japanese?
Baka is a Japanese word that means “ crazy,” “foolish,” or downright “stupid.” It can also be used as a noun for “a fool” or “a crazy or stupid person.” Anime and manga fans in the West have adopted the use of baka as a (usually joking) insult.
What is Gomen in Japanese?
In English, you either say “sorry” or “apologies”. In Japanese, there are at least 20 different ways. One of the most casual and most frequently used words is “gomen” ごめん. You can make it more formal by saying “gomen-nasai” ごめんなさい or more friendly with “gomen-ne” ごめんね.