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わたし(私): I

わたしたち: We

あなた: You

あの人、あの方: That person, he, she. The latter is formal.

みなさん(皆さん): Ladies and gentlemen, all of you

~じん(人): Suffix meaning "a national of ~." Ex: Amerikajin=American.

せんせい(先生): Teacher, instructor

きょうし(教師): Teacher, instructor

がくせい(学生): Student

かいしゃいん(会社員): Company employee

~しゃいん(社員): Employee of ~. Used with a company name. Ex: ABC no shain=ABC employee.

ぎんこういん(銀行員): Bank employee

いしゃ(医者): Medical doctor

エンジニヤ: Engineer

だいがく(大学): University

びょういん(病院): Hospital

でんき(電気): Electricity, light

だれ、どなた: Who. Latter is polite.

~さい(祭): ~years old.

なんさい(何歳)、おいくつ: How old. The latter is polite.

しつれいですが(失礼ですが): Excuse me, but...

はじめまして(始めまして): Corrected kanji: 初めまして。 How do you do? (Meeting for the first time, usually the first thing you say when introducing yourself.)

どうぞよろしくおねがいします(どうぞよろしくお願いします): Pleased to meet you. Usually said at the end of a self-introduction. Can be shortened to douzoyoroshiku.

こちらは~さんです。: This is Mr./Ms./Mrs. ~.

~からきました(から来ました): I came (come) from ~.

~語: Suffix attached to the end of a country name. It means the country's language. Ex: Nihongo=Japanese (language). An exception would be for English speaking countries. Eigo=English (language).

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