English | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

助けていただけますか?
Can you help me, please?
Asking for help
英語を話せますか?
Do you speak English?
Asking if a person speaks English
_を話せますか?
Do you speak _[language]_?
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
_を私は話せません
I don't speak_[language]_.
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
分かりません
I don't understand.
Explaining that you don't understand

General - Conversation

こんにちは
Hello!
Standard greeting
やぁ!
Hi!
Informal greeting
おはようございます!
Good Morning!
Greeting used in the morning
こんばんは!
Good Evening!
Greeting used in the evening
おやすみなさい!
Good Night!
Greeting used when leaving in the evening/night or before going to bed
お元気ですか?
How are you?
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
元気です
Good, thank you.
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
お名前はなんですか?
What’s your name?
Asking the other person's name
私の名前は_です
My name is ___.
Telling someone your name
どこから来ましたか?
Where are you from?
Asking about someone's origin
_から来ました
I am from___.
Answering about your origin
おいくつですか?
How old are you?
Asking about someone's age
_歳です
I am___years old.
Answering about your age
はい
Yes
Positive reply
いいえ
No
Negative reply
お願いします
Please
Filler word to add polite touch
はい、どうぞ!
Here you go!
Used when giving something to someone
ありがとうございます
Thank you.
Thanking someone
どうもありがとうございます
Thank you very much.
Thanking someone very warmly
どういたしまして
You're welcome.
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
ごめんなさい
I am sorry.
Apologizing for something
すみません
Excuse me.
Getting the attention of someone
大丈夫です
It's OK.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
問題ないです
No problem.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
気をつけて!
Watch out!
Making someone aware of a danger
お腹がすきました
I am hungry.
Used when feeling hungry
喉が渇きました
I am thirsty.
Used when feeling thirsty
疲れました
I am tired.
Used when feeling tired
風邪を引きました
I am sick.
Used when feeling sick
分かりません
I don't know.
You don't know the answer to a question
あなたに会えてよかったです
It was nice meeting you.
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
さようなら!
Goodbye!
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

クレームを言いたいと思います
I would like to make a complaint.
Polite way of starting your complaint
責任者はどなたですか?
Who is in charge here?
Finding out who is responsible
これは非常に受け入れ難いことだ!
This is totally unacceptable!
Strongly expressing your dissatisfaction
お金を返してくれ!
I want my money back!
Asking for a refund
1時間以上私たちは待っています
We have been waiting for over an hour.
Complaining about long waiting times

General - Swearing

この食べ物はとてもまずい!
This food tastes like crap!
Rude way of showing displeasure with your food
この飲み物は小便の味がする!
This drink tastes like piss!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a drink
この場所は糞だ!
This place is a shithole!
Rude way of showing displeasure with an establishment
この車は倒壊寸前だ!
This car is a wreck!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a car
このサービスは最低だ!
The service sucks!
Rude way of showing displeasure with the service
これは完全なぼったくりだ!
This is a total rip-off!
Rudely complaining about a high price
これはでたらめだ!
That is bullshit!
Rude way of showing disbelief in something someone said
お前は馬鹿な奴だ!
You are a stupid moron!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her intelligence
お前は何も知らない!
You don't know shit!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her knowledge
うせろ!
Piss off!
Rudely telling a person to leave immediately
外でケリつけようぜ!
Let's settle this outside!
Asking a person to fight outside of an establishment