Japanese Phrases

It's easy to learn Japanese phrases with these free Japanese audio lessons. The Rocket Japanese team has created online lists of common Japanese phrases to help you survive in a Japanese-speaking environment.

We’ve included the English translation, audio for Japanese pronunciation, and helpful cultural tips along the way!

Basic Japanese Phrases

Want to blend in with Japanese speakers? This free audio lesson is full of basic Japanese phrases you need to know! Just a few minutes with the Rocket Japanese team and you'll have a range of common Japanese expressions to use when socializing with Japanese people.

How to say I love you! in Japanese

Are you ready for the ultimate dating in Japanese lesson? Listen to the audio and learn how to pronounce ‘I love you’ in Japanese, along with other very important romantic Japanese phrases!


Itdakimasu is a common Japanese phrase used before eating a meal. Literally, it means "I humbly receive" and is often used to thank someone for the meal. Learn how to pronounce itadakimasu here.

Japanese Hotel Phrases

You’re tired of traveling and need a place to sleep, but how do you ask for a hotel in Japanese? In this Japanese audio lesson you’ll learn how to find suitable accommodation in Japanese.

Japanese Travel Phrases

Don’t leave home without this free audio lesson on Japanese travel phrases! How do you ask when the museum closes or where to find a supermarket? When does the bus leave? When will the train arrive? Essential Japanese travel phrases to have a safe journey through Japan!


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