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Nodding phrase for successful conversation with Japanese people.

投稿日:5/9/2020 更新日:


I'm writing this article for people learning Japanese.

At this time, I introduce you about 'Japanese nodding phrases'.


Nodding is called 'Aizuchi' in Japanese.

'Aizuchi' is so important to have a good relationship with Japanese people because they are very considerate of the other person in general.

So, if you don't react when they are speaking, they are worried.

They think 'Do you understand what I'm saying? Are you actually listening?'

Then, I will teach 5 'Aizuchi' you can use in conversation with Japanese.

They are so easy that you can master them immediately.

Let's improve your 'Aizuchi' skills!!

1. あー! A-!

This is easy, right?

Tip: You say this with the image like 'consent'.

 

Sayuri

 

寒くなってきたねー


Samukunatte kitane-

 
 

Taro

 

あー,そうですねー

 

A-, soudesune-



2. いいですね! Iidesune!

This is also probably easy.

Tip: You say this with the image of 'sympathy'.

 

Sayuri

 

昨日,ヨガしたの。

    

Kinou, yogashitano

 
 

Taro

 

いいですね! 難しいですか?

 

Iidesune! Muzukashiidesuka?



3.うーん Uu-n

You use this when you can't come up with what you want to say right away.

Tip: Like the image of 'thinking'.

 

Sayuri

 

たろう,あなたはどう思う?

    

Taro, anataha dou omou?

 
 

Taro

 

うーん,そうですねー。。。

 

Uu-n,soudesune-...



4.ええ!? Eee!?

This is quite easy.

You use this when you are surprised.

 

Sayuri

 

この前,キムタクみたよ。

    

Konomae, kimutakumitayo.

 
 

Taro

 

ええ!?あのSMAPだったキムタク?

 

Eee!?anoSMAPdatta kimutaku?



5.おーーー! Oo---!

You use this when admired.

Tip: A little exaggerated

 

Sayuri

 

最近,ダイエット始めたんだ。

    

Saikin, daietto hazimetanda.

 
 

Taro

 

おーーー! すごいね。

 

Oo---! sugoine.



If you master these phrases, you will make a good impression on Japanese people.


I hope this article will help you learn Japanese.

Thanks.

-About Japan

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