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Video:Learn Japanese: Useful Expressions - Formal

with Dai Ishiguro

Learn Japanese one word or phrase at a time. In this Japanese lesson you'll learn useful expressions for formal occasions.See Transcript

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Transcript:Learn Japanese: Useful Expressions - Formal

Hello, my name is Dai Ishiguro for About.com. Today I'm going to teach you formal useful expressions in Japanese.

"Long Time No See" in Japanese

Formal way of saying "Long time no see." is Ohisashiburi Desu, O-hi-sa-shi-bu-ri-De-su, Ohisashiburi Desu, O-hi-sa-shi-bu-ri-De-su, Ohisashiburi Desu, O-hi-sa-shi-bu-ri-De-su, O-hi-sa-shi-bu-ri-De-su, Ohisashiburi Desu, means long time no see.

Other Useful Expressions in Formal Japanese

A formal way of saying, "Really?" is Ho-n-to-u-Ni, Hontou Ni. Ho-n-to-u-Ni, Hontou Ni. Again this Kanji, Hon-to-u-Ni? Hon-to-u-Ni, Hontou Ni?

The last one, formal way of saying "very" is To-te-mo, Totemo, To-te-mo, Totemo, To-te-mo. Okay, Totemo means "very," a formal way.

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