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Video:Learn Japanese: Basic Phrases for Arriving

with Dai Ishiguro

Learn Japanese one word or phrase at a time. In this Japanese lesson you'll learn how to use common phrases for arriving.See Transcript

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Transcript:Learn Japanese: Basic Phrases for Arriving

Hello, my name is Dai Ishiguro for About.com. Today I'm going to teach you basic phrases for arriving.

Formal Japanese Expression for Arriving

So, starting with the formal way, Ta-da-i-ma-Ka-e-ri-ma-shi-ta. Tadaima Kaerimashita. Ta-da-i-ma-Ka-e-ri-ma-shi-ta. Tadaima Kaerimashita.

That's a formal way of saying, "I'm home," Tadaima Kaerimashita. Ta-da-i-ma-Ka-e-ri-ma-shi-ta. Tadaima Kaerimashita. Ta-da-i-ma-Ka-e-ri-ma-shi-ta. Tadaima Kaerimashita.

Informal Japanese Expression for Arriving

Okay, now informal, Ta-da-i-ma. Tadaima means I'm home. Ta-da-i-ma, Tadaima. Tadaima. That's a casual way of saying, "I'm home!' Tadaima.

The formal way, we say, Ta-da-i-ma-Ka-e-ri-ma-shi-ta. Tadaima Kaerimashita. Informal way of saying, "I'm home," Ta-da-i-ma, Tadaima.

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