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Video:Learn Japanese: How to Say "Marry Me"

with Dai Ishiguro

"Marry me" is a phrase that you need to get right if you're trying to say it in Japanese. This About.com video will teach you the proper way of saying "marry me" in Japanese.See Transcript

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Transcript:Learn Japanese: How to Say "Marry Me"

Hello, my name is Dai Ishiguro for About.com. Today I'm going to teach you how to say, "Marry me" in Japanese.  

Saying "Marry Me" in Japanese

"Marry me," we say, "Ke kko n Shi te Ku da sa i." "Kekkon Shite Kudasai." This is a formal way of saying, "Please marry me." "Kekkon Shite Kudasai." If you really want to marry, you say, "Kekkon Shite Kudasai." "Please please."

Casual way, maybe this is your like fifth marriage, you can say, "Kekkon Shite." "Kekkon Shite." "Kekkon Shite" is the casual way of saying, "Marry me." "Kekkon Shite."

If it's like fifty years ago in Japan, when you propose to someone you can say, "Miso Shiro Tsuda Ku Te Kudasai?" That means "can you cook miso soup for me?" "Miso Shiro Tsuda Ku Te Kudasai." This is like old way of proposing to somebody fifty years ago. Cooking miso soup my home means like we stay together, we live together, that means we are married.  We don't say it anymore, but we used to say it like that.  It's old school.

Writing "Marry Me" in Japanese

Now I'm going to write "marry me" in Japanese. So this is a tough one. "Kekkon" means "marriage." "Ke kko n." This is Kanji for "Kekkon." "Kekkon" means "marriage." "Shite Kudasai." "Please marry me." "Kekkon Shite Kudasai." The casual, you can say, "Kekkon Shite." "Marry me." "Marry me, my love."

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