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Learn Japanese Pod 02: How to do a self introduction in Japanese

Introducing yourself in JapaneseIn this podcast, Asuka and Alex are back to teach you how to do a self introduction in Japanese to a group of people. For example, this might be useful for you on your first day of Japanese class at university, college or school.

We cover how to say your name, where you are from and what your hobbies and interests are. If you learn the set phrases in this podcast you should be able to do your own self introduction easily.

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How to do a basic self introduction in Japanese

Today’s podcast will teach you how to do a self introduction in Japanese. This is extremely useful for students who are about to start a new Japanese course at university, college or even high school. Don’t worry, although there are many ways you could do this, we’ve made you an easy template with 5 simple steps for you to use to make your own. Just change the words in blue to fit your own information.

Step 1: Say your name

はじめまして、ジェニファーと申します。

hajimemashite, Jennifer to moushimasu

Nice to meet you. I’m Jennifer.

Step 2: Say where you’re from

アメリカカリフォルニア州から来ました。

amerika no kariforunia shuu kara kimashita

I come from California in the US

Step 3: Say what your hobbies and interests are

趣味はタンゴダンスです。そして、食いしん坊です。

shumi wa tangodansu desu. soshite kuishinbou desu

My hobby is dancing tango. Also I love food.

Step 4: Say you’ll do your best to study Japanese

これから日本語を一所懸命勉強したいと思います。

korekara nihongo wo isshokenmei benkyou shitai to omoimasu

I want to do my best to study Japanese.

Step 5: Use a natural Japanese phrase express good will and end the introduction

宜しくお願い致します。*

yoroshiku onegai itashimasu

I look forward to (studying) with you

 

*This literally means “I count on your good favour in the future” but it can mean anything from “nice to meet you” to “I look forward to working/studying with you”

If you listen to the podcast you can here more examples of self introductions.

 

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4 Responses to “Learn Japanese Pod 02: How to do a self introduction in Japanese”

  1. Janina We July 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm #

    Is it possible, that theres the べんきょう missing in the romaji of “Let’s study together”? :)

    • admin July 9, 2016 at 11:06 am #

      YES! Thank you very much for spotting that. I have corrected that now. Minus 1 point to me. Plus 1 point to you. Thanks again!

  2. SKOT Six September 20, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

    Great show! I learn a lot listening to you two.

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