Hi I'm Kuma from Japan. If you visit Japan,can you introduce yourself? Probably, it's difficult to explain yourself in Japanese.
Today, I explain self-introduction in Japanese, I teach you really simple expressions so that you can imitate!
- The country where you are from
- Years old
I explain these things in order. If you can understand whole contents of this article, you can speak like this in Japanese.
Let's learn these expressions. These are phrases which you will use many time when you come to Japan,so I recommend you to memorize the words!
Then,I start explanation.
At first, I explain how to say "my name is" in Japanese
If you can master using this phrase, it's so great. This is because there're not many people who can speak this phrase except Japanese. Most of Japanese will be surprised when you use "わたしのなまえは（Watashino namaeha）" like "Why can you speak Japanese!?".
If your name is "くま（Kuma）", you can make the sentence like below.
The country where you are from
Next, I explain how to say "I'm from~" in Japanese. It's also important for you to get this phrase. This is because there are not many foreign people in Japan, compared with other countries. That is one reason that Japanese are interested in the country where you are from.
It's OK to add your country's name to 〇〇. It's useful expression and you have many opportunities to use this phrase when you talk with Japanese.
When you are from USA, you can say like below
※USA in Japanese is "アメリカ（America）"
It's also essential to say your age. Then let's learn that expression!
If you want to say "I'm 20 years old", you can say....
At last, I tell you the expression of "my hobby is"
Japanese tend to ask others "What's your hobby?" or "What do you do when you are free?". If you memorise this phrase, you answer these questions perfectly!
When you want to say "My hobby is reading books"
※どくしょ = reading books
※わたしも です = "me too"
Natural self-introduction in Japanese
At last,I want to make those expressions which we learn today to be more natural. In Japanese, there are so many time that we omit a subject of the sentence. It's really natural that omitting subject. it's difficult to omit correctly.
However, if you can use this omission, your Japanese become really natural! Let’s learn that.
I explain these sentences.
America shusshinde nijjusai desu.
In this sentence there's no subject. This is because every person can understand the subject in this case, so we can omit "わたしは",which means "I" in English.
Moreover, next sentence is also omitted “わたしの“ by the same reason. わたしの means “my” in Japanese, and it goes without saying that my hobby because others can understand that.
That's it. Thank you for reading this article.
I'm happy if I can talk with you in Japanese! See you next time.