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Handy Japanese phrases

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Kon'nichiwa! If you’re lucky enough to be visiting Japan this year, you’ll need probably need some basic Japanese to help get you by in the first few days. We’ve chosen 15 useful Japanese phrases to get you started. Get your head around these, and you won’t need to whip out a Japanese translator when trying to find the nearest train station or bathroom!

Japanese phrases infographic, handy translations English to Japanese 1 to 8
Handy Japanese phrases infographic, translations English to Japanese 9 to 15

If you’re struggling with the pronunciation of these Japanese phrases, we’ve got travel extraordinaire Tommy Bowe on hand to help. Take a look at our video here.

Now you’ve your essential Japanese phrases down pat, get familiar with some common Japanese customs ahead of your holiday? The well-travelled Tommy Bowe has given us the low-down here.

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