Speakin’ Japanese: Karaoke crooning

Speakin’ Japanese: Karaoke crooning

by ,
Stripes Japan

Japanese love karaoke. When joining this must-do activity in Japan, always have a couple songs in mind and some of these useful words and phrases at the ready.

“Karaoke ni ikimasho” = Let’s go to (sing) karaoke.
 (“ni ikimasho” = let’s go to)

“Karaoke wa sukidesuka?” = Do you like karaoke?
(“sukidesuka?” = do you like?)

“Daisuki desu” = I like it very much.
“Kirai desu” = I don’t like it.
“Maa maa desu” = so, so
“Karaoke ni ittakoto ga arimasen.” = I have never been to karaoke.
(“ni ittakoto ga arimasen” = never been to)

“Donna uta ga suki desuka?” = What kind of song do you like?
(“Donna” = what kind of; “uta” = song)

“Hip-hop ga sukidesu.” = I like hip-hop.
“Furui uta wo utaimasu.” = I sing old songs.

“Totemo jyouzu”= Very good.
(“totemo” = very, “jyouzu”= good)

“Saikou“= Super!

“Isshoni utaimasho” = Let’s sing together.
(“isshoni” = together)

“Watashi wa uta ga heta desu.” = I am not a good singer.
(“heta” = not good)

“maiku” = microphone
“ankohru” = encore
“ballado” = ballad

“Mou ikkyoku onegaishimasu.” = One more song please.
(“mou” = more; “ikkyoku” = one song; “nikyoku” = two songs; “sankyoku” = three songs)

“Oto wo ookiku shitekudasai.” = Please turn up the volume.

“Encho shimasho.” = Let’s extend the time.

Subscribe to our Stripes Pacific newsletter and receive amazing travel stories, great event info, cultural information, interesting lifestyle articles and more directly in your inbox!

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: Stars and Stripes Pacific
Flipboard: Stars and Stripes Community Sites

Looking to travel while stationed abroad? Check out our other Pacific community sites!
Stripes Okinawa
Stripes Korea
Stripes Guam

Related Content

Recommended Content

Around the Web