You know 17 ways to say yes! in Japanese.
There are many ways you can use the word ja in Japanese, especially considering who you are talking to or the situation.
“Ja” in Japanese is Yes (hai), but you often hear (wakarimashita) which literally means “I understand” or “OK, I agree.” It’s also acceptable, OK (it’s OK) to say, and especially among friends you can say yes (ee).
There are over 100 ways to say “I” in Japanese.
The exact word for no in Japanese is “いいえ (iie)“, but the Japanese actually use a variety of phrases to avoid a strong no. For example, you could say chotto, which expresses “difficulty” in answering the query.
As a question, そう sou can be used alone with a rising tone, or followed by か ka or ですか desu ka. It means “that’s right” or “that’s right” and is used as an affirmative answer to a question.
This phrase means something like “OK, I’ll try” or “I’ll do my best.” A Japanese would say “Ganbarimasu”, before taking a test or leaving the house for an interview.
Shark is defined as Yes in Japanese. An example of shark is what you say when you walk into a restaurant in Japan and are asked if you want to sit down.
The English word “yes” is believed to derive from the Old English word “gēse” meaning “may it be so” and can be traced back to the 12th century. Many alternatives to the word “yes” have appeared in the English language over the past few centuries, and there aren’t many meanings for the word “yes”.
Yup is a slang word for yes and may refer to: YUP (band), a Finnish rock band. “Yup” (song), a 2015 song by Easton Corbin. Yukpa language (ISO 639:yup) spoken in Venezuela and Colombia.
Although “boku” is only used by men, I’ve noticed that in some Japanese pop songs, a female singer refers to herself as “boku” and her object of affection as “kimi”. .
I usually avoid personal pronouns entirely, either through context or keigo. If you’re a girl, I advise against using “ore” as a first-person pronoun. It’s for “boys”, and even among “boys”, it’s used very informally, it can come across as very arrogant by boys who want to sound “macho”, “tough” or “important”.
Atakushi is the more formal and polite way to use Atashi. Similar to Watakushi, it’s uncommon to hear Atakushi in informal situations outside of anime or manga.
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Sometimes it is used as a neutral filler language to indicate that you are listening. Sometimes it is used as a token of appreciation. Sometimes it is used as a demarcation tool to indicate a change of subject. Sometimes it is used to say “There you are”.
One of several Japanese words for “number” is 番号 (bangō).
Desu です is a Japanese copula. That is, it is a word that grammatically combines subjects and predicates. It is usually translated into English as “to be” or “it is”. But knowing what it is doesn’t mean you know how to use it. There are multiple levels of politeness in almost every aspect of Japanese language and culture.