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Japanese Dictionary

A great companion for Japanese language learners, from beginner to intermediate level. Includes the most commonly used words in Japanese today. The PDF files can be copied for viewing on your smartphone or your iPad (using the iBooks app).

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  • Includes the most important words in Japanese
  • Japanese-English and English-Japanese
  • Essential vocabulary marked in bold


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Japanese personal pronouns (I)

Just like English, Japanese has a set of personal pronouns. The English word 'I' is a pronoun in the first person singular. The Japanese word for 'I' is 'wataši'.

Japanese personal pronouns

boku wa mitsukemas
I find
wataši wa kakimas
I write
boku wa ušinaimas
I lose
wataši wa nomimas
I drink
wataši wa iimas
I say

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About Japanese

Japanese is spoken as a first language by 122 million people in Japan. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Japanese would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

Basic words and phrases in Japanese

Get by in Japanese with these basic Japanese words & phrases.

Wataši wa onaka ga sukimašta.
I am hungry.
Wataši wa šiawase des.
I am happy.
Wataši wa unzari des.
I am sick.
Wataši wa nodo ga kawakimašta.
I am thirsty.
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