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Video:Learn Japanese: Useful Expressions - Informal

with Dai Ishiguro

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

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Transcript:Learn Japanese: Useful Expressions - Informal

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

"Long Time No See" in Japanese

Informal way of saying, "Long time no see," is Hi-sa-shi-bu-ri, Hishashiburi. Informal way of saying, "Long time no see," is Hi-sa-shi-bu-ri, Hishashiburi. Hi-sa-shi-bu-ri, Hishashiburi. Hishashiburi means, "long time no see."

Other Useful Informal Expressions in Japanese

Now, informal way of saying, "Really?" is Ma-ji-De? Maji De is more like, "ah, seriously?" Ma-ji-De? Maji De? Ma-ji De? Ma-ji-De? Maji De?

Maji De is like, "Really?"

The last one, the informal way of saying, "very." is Cho, Cho. Cho is a very new word. Actually high school girls invented this word. Cho means "very," like "very super." It's very casual, so maybe you shouldn't use in an office or something. But cho is very common now in Japan. Cho-o, Cho. Cho-o, Cho is like very, super, Cho.

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