Today’s Phrase in Japanese. 日本語での今日のフレーズ。

Hello everyone! 皆さんこにちは!

I hope that everyone have a nice and fun weekend! Now let’s get back to studying Japanese, shall we? (੭ु。╹▿╹。)੭ु⁾⁾

Today let’s learn how to introduce yourself in Japanese!  The situation here is two classmates, Maeda Watanabe and Motoko Atsuko, are meeting and introducing themselves for the first time.


Maeda: Hajimemashite. Watanabe desu.

Motoko: Hajimemashite. Atsuko desu.

Maeda: Doozo yoroshiku.

Motoko: Doozo yoroshiku.


まえだ: はじめまして。わたなべです。

もとこ: はじめまして。あつこです。

まえだ: どうぞよろしく。

もとこ: どうぞよろしく。

English (英語)

Maeda: How do you do? I am Watanabe.

Motoko: How do you do? I am Atsuko.

Maeda: Nice meeting you.

Motoko: Nice meeting you.

There are no Kanji associated with this particular phrase except for the names. If anyone would like to know the names in Kanji I can include them but I thought it might distract from the lesson. The italicized words are where you would put your last name if you were to have this conversation.

  • Culture note: It is common in Japanese to introduce yourself using your last name. Although once a person feels as if they know you well they may ask to call you by your first name. Also, note that the Japanese know that English and other language speakers do not do this and it is common for someone to introduce themselves by their first name. Don’t worry it is okay if you do that. (●☌◡☌●)

I hope this is helpful! Remember if you have any questions on this or any other topic I cover you can always email me at or leave a comment below


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