Japanese Phrase Picks

No.200 (11/23/11)

Raising your child using Japanese #1

By Emiko S
Staff Editor

This is one good way to practice a second language if you are in the child rearing years. I am introducing a few Japanese phrases that you can use with your child from the time he gets up to the time till your little one goes to bed. Speaking Japanese with your child at home, makes it fun and easier to remember. Enjoy Japanese life with family and friends!

・おはよう。(Ohayou.) Good morning!
・起きる時間ですよ。(Okiru jikan desuyo.) It's time to wake up!
・起きて!(Okite!) Wake up!
・よくねむれた?(Yoku nemureta?) Did you sleep well?
・いい夢みた?(Ii yume mita?) Did you have a good dream?
・顔を洗いましょう。(Kao wo arai mashou.) Wash your face.
・歯を磨きましょう。(Ha wo migaki mashou.) Brush your tooth.
・着替えましょう。(Kigae mashou.) Get dressed.
・今日は寒いよ。(Kyou ha samuiyo.) It's cold outside.
・はい、Tシャツとズボン。(Hai, t-shirt to pants.) Here are your t-shirt and pants.
・いただきます。(This is a greeting before you eat the meal.) Itadakimasu.
・ 朝ごはん、おいしい?(Asagohan oisii? ) Is the breakfast good? *During your child is eating the breakfast.
・おかわりする?(Okawari suru?) Do you want more bread/ milk/ egg?
・ちゃんと食べなさい。(Chanto tabenasai.) Finish your meal.
・ごちそうさまでした。(This is a greeting after you finish the meal.) Gochiso sama deshita.
・朝ごはん、おいしかった?(Asagohan oishi katta? Was the breakfast good? *After your child finish the breakfast.)
・お腹いっぱいになった?(Onaka ippai ni natta?) Are you full?
・学校に行く時間だよ。(Gakko ni iku jikan dayo.) It's time for school.
・学校に行く準備はできた?(Gakko ni iku junbi wa dekita?) Are you ready to go to school?
・いってらっしゃい。(Itterasshai.) Have a great day.

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