About 30,000 Scouts from around the world are expected to meet in Japan for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree.

The question is, how prepared are you for this huge Scouting event?

Ready to learn some Japanese phrases before visiting Japan?

Here we go!

Below are some useful phrases you can use while traveling in Japan and at the Jamboree.

* GREETINGS

Good Morning
Ohayou gozaimasu

Good afternoon
Konnichiwa

Good evening
Konbanwa

Goodbye
Sayounara

Good night
Oyasuminasai

Nice to meet you
Oaidekite ureshii desu

How are you?
Ogenki desuka?

* THANKS AND APOLOGIES

Thank you
Arigatou

You are welcome
Douitashimashite

Excuse me
Sumimasen

I’m sorry
Gomennasai

* ASKING QUESTIONS

Where is (item/place)?
(item/place) wa doko ni arimasu ka?

What is this/it/that?
Kore/Sore/Are wa nan desu ka?

How much does this cost?
Kore wa ikura desu ka?

Where can I get (item)?
(item) wa doko ni arimasu ka?

* INTRODUCING YOURSELF

My name is (name)
Watashi wa (name) desu

I am from (place/country)
Watashi wa (place/country) kara kimashita

I like (sport/item/food, etc.)
Watashi wa (sport/item/food, etc.) ga suki desu

I don’t like (sport/item/food, etc.)
Watashi wa (sport/item/food, etc.) ga kirai desu

* HEALTH

I am fine
Watashi wa genki desu

I have a headache
Atama ga itai desu

I have a stomach ache
Onaka ga itai desu

I have toothache
Ha ga itai desu

I feel sick
Hakike ga shimasu

I have a sore throat
Nodo ga itai desu

I have a fever
Netsu ga arimasu




To see more of Japanese phrases download the Bulletin.