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スミスです。 Sumisu desu. 'I am Smith.'

アンナです。初めまして。 Anna desu. Hajimemashite. 'I am Anna. Pleased to meet you.'

高田馬場です! Takadanobaba desu! 'This is Takadanobaba (station)!'

100円です。 Hyakuen desu. 'It is 100 yen.'

200円です。 Nihyakuen desu. 'It is 200 yen.'

1000円です。 Sen'en desu. 'It is 1000 yen.'

2000円です。 Nisen'en desu. 'It is 2000 yen.'


初めまして hajimemashite 'pleased to meet you' (lit. 'for the first time'). Note that one can barely hear the second i.

百 hyaku 'a hundred'

円 en 'yen'

二 ni 'two'

千 sen 'a thousand'


です Desu. The u is barely pronounced ("devoiced"). It can mean 'am', 'are', 'is', depending on context.

Verbs, e.g., です desu, almost always come at the end of sentences.

Subject. You don't have to express the subject in Japanese unless it isn't clear.

Sumisu. Note how the English th is represented by Japanese s or z.


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