GENERAL JAPANESE

VOCABULARY  
   
blue aoi   post office yubinkyoku
red akai   hospital byoin
green midori   police box koban
orange orenji   bank ginko
yellow kin iro   doctor isha
black kuroi   policeman keisatsu
white shiroi   dentist hasha
north kita   Japanese style set meal teishoku
south minami   Western style set meal setto
east higashi   convenience store conbini
west nishi   tea/coffee shop kisaten
toilet toire   light meal (tea/coffee shop) keishoku
credit card (kuredito) kado   what you say before you eat Itadakimasu.
exit deguchi   what you say after you eat Gochisosama.
enterance iriguchi   Excuse me Sumimasen.
straight masugu   Please. Onegaishimasu.
right migi   medium~ (flavor) chu~
left hidari   weak/mild~ (flavor) usu~
turn magaru   strong~ (flavor)  
back/behind ushiro   used book store furuhon-ya
near soba ni   shopping mall meitengai
in front of mae ni   underground shopping mall chikagai
close chikai   sold out urikire
next to tonari ni   no others in stock genpin kagiri
spicy karai   ~percent/yen off ~pasento/yen biki
sweet amai   super market supa
bitter nigai   department store depato
sour supai   floor # ~ ~kai
hot (food) atsui   stairs kaidan
cold (food) tsumetai   meat and potatoes dish niku-jaga
milk gyunyu   breaded (pork) cutlet on rice katsudon
fruit kudamono   chicken & egg on rice oyakodon
fish sakana   raw nama
vegetables yasai   ~ flavored with vinegar ~su
~ meat ~niku   ~ flavored with sesame ~goma

PHRASES

Is there anyone (here) who speaks English? Eigo shaberu/dekiru hito ga imasu ka?*
How long (is the wait)? Donna gurai desu ka/kakarimasu ka/mateimasu ka?
May I see a menu? Menyu o misete kudasai?
I'd like to think about it a little more. Mo sukoshi kangaete mimasu.
Where is ~ ~ wa doko desu ka?*
What floor is ~ on? ~ wa nan kai desu ka?*

I want to go to the station.
Should I turn left at the 7/11?

Eki e ikitai desu ga, conbini de hidari ni magatte ii desu ka?*
Do you have any Hana yori Dango CDs? Hana yori Dango no shi-di ga arimasu ka?*
Where is the closest post office? Ichiban chikai yubinkyoku wa doko desu ka?*
Help! Fire! Kaji da! (Dare ga) Tasukete!

Most restaurants require you to pay at the cashier.
Many doctors speak English.

* Sentences which would be more polite if you begin them with "Sumimasen".

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