Japanese Expressions - Around The House

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Japanese Expressions - Around The House - Quiz


Test yourself on the expressions for use around the house.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which Japanese expression would you use before eating a meal?

    Explanation
    Before eating a meal in Japanese culture, the expression "itadakimasu" is used. This phrase is a polite way to show gratitude and appreciation for the food that is about to be consumed. It reflects the cultural value of acknowledging the efforts of those involved in preparing the meal, as well as the interconnectedness between humans and nature.

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  • 2. 

    What would you say to those at home if you were returning home from a day at school?

    Explanation
    The answer "Tadaima, tadaima, ただいま" is a common phrase used in Japanese culture when someone returns home. It is equivalent to saying "I'm home" or "I'm back" in English. The repetition of "tadaima" emphasizes the speaker's arrival and presence at home. This phrase is typically used to greet family members or announce one's return after being away for a period of time.

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  • 3. 

    Your mother is leaving the house in the morning to go to work and you are staying at home. What do you say to her?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "いってらっしゃい" (Itte rasshai) or "Itterasshai" or "itterasshai" or "itte rasshai". This is a common phrase used in Japanese to bid someone farewell when they are leaving the house. It is a polite way of saying "Have a good day" or "Take care" to someone who is going out.

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  • 4. 

    What do you say when you have finished a meal? Use the short version.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Gochisousama, gochisousama, Gochisoosama, gochisoosama, ごちそうさま". This is the correct way to say "thank you for the meal" in Japanese. It is a polite expression used to show gratitude and appreciation after finishing a meal.

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  • 5. 

    What is the expression you use when you leave home for school / work in the morning?

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "いってきます" or "Ittekimasu" in Japanese. This phrase is commonly used when someone is leaving home for school or work in the morning. It is a polite way to say "I'm off" or "I'm leaving."

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  • 6. 

    What expression should you use to greet someone who has returned home from school or work.

    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Okaeri nasai, okaeri nasai, おかえりなさい". This expression is used to greet someone who has returned home from school or work in Japanese. It is a polite way to welcome them back and show that you are glad they have returned.

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