Learning Japanese – Helpful Expressions: Shopping

Shopping in Japan is typically a truly pleasant encounter as they take the Western proverb “The client is in every case right” to another level with “Okyakusama wa kamisama”, in a real sense “The client is God!” And it is no embellishment to state that you are dealt with like one. From the subsequent you enter the entryway (or frequently meters before you arrive at it) you are welcomed with a roaring “IRASHAIMASE!” ikura┬áprice by the principal staff part to spot you, at that point repeated by each other accessible chaperon. The following part can get somewhat precarious on the off chance that you don’t have the foggiest idea about a great deal of Japanese as they will in general pursue you around the store offering perplexing insights regarding all that you stop to take a gander at. In spite of the fact that they don’t appear to do this anyplace as much when managing outsiders as they comprehend it isn’t custom to do as such in many nations. Be that as it may, it’s an incredible occasion to rehearse or learn Japanese on the off chance that you so wish. In any case, here are the absolute most regular words and helpful Japanese expressions that will prove to be useful when shopping.


*Note: The Japanese language utilizes a great deal of particles when composing that are typically dropped in discussion (except if when talking very officially). Like Stating “I’m…” instead of “I am…”. Most course books incorporate these however I have discarded them to assist you with learning Japanese in a more characteristic way.


When entering the store:


*Irasshaimase – Welcome


*Nanika osagashi desuka? – Would you say you are searching for something (specifically)?


*Miteru dake desu – I’m simply looking


*Hai, ____arimasuka? – Do you have any ____?

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