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ī; yoi
good
koko, ī desu ka?
is this spot available?
soko
there
asoko
way over there
yokatta
I'm happy to hear that
warui
bad; evil
tenki
weather
ī tenki desu ne
nice weather, isn't it?
kyou
today
samui
cold (weather)
atsui
hot (weather)
kyō wa samui desu ne
it's cold today, isn't it?
kyō mo mushi atsui desu ne
today is another humid day, isn't it?
sō desu ne
it is, isn't it?
hajimete
the first time
nihon wa hajimete desu ka?
is this your first time in Japan?
hajimete janai desu
it's not my first time
jitsu wa ...
actually ...
nikai me desu
it's the second time
hito
person
hitori
one person; alone
o hitori desu ka?
are you by yourself?
hitori tabi desu
I'm traveling alone
ryokō desu
it's a vacation
tomodachi
a friend
kazoku
family
kuru
to come
ki-masu
to come ('-masu' form); it will come
tomodachi to ki-mashita
I came with my friend
dochira?
where? (respectful)
dochira kara desu ka?
where did you come from? (respectful)
ōsaka kara ki-mashita
I traveled here from Osaka
shusshin
birthplace
go shusshin wa?
where are you originally from?
shusshin wa yokohama desu
I'm originally from Yokohama
donna?
what kind?
tokoro
a place
ōsaka tte donna tokoro desu ka?
what's Osaka like?
omoshiroi
funny; interesting
tanoshī
fun
tanoshī tokoro desu yo
it's a fun place
nigiyaka na
lively; so much going on
shizuka na
quiet
totemo
very
totemo nigiyaka na tokoro desu
it's a very lively place
chinamini ...
by the way ...
shigoto
job
chinamini, o shigoto wa?
by the way, what is your job?
gakusei
student
sensē
a teacher
isha
a doctor
yakusha desu
I'm an actor; I'm an actress
yappari!
I knew it!
e, wakari-masu ka?
huh, you can tell?!
oshare na
stylish; fashionable
kirē na
beautiful; clean
hansamu na
handsome
oshare dakara wakari-mashita
I could tell because you are stylish
sō nan desu ka
is that so?!
omoshiro sō desu ne
that sounds interesting
tanoshi sō desu ne
that sounds fun
in that case (casual)
yoi tabi o
enjoy your trip!
matane
see you later (casual)

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