How to Say "Yes" & "No" in Japanese

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Learn how to say "yes" and "no" in Japanese with expert Japanese language tips in this free online foreign language video clip.

Part of the Video Series: Learn Japanese Greetings & Questions
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Video Transcript

Now we're going to learn how to say yes and no and maybe in Japanese. Japanese yes is "hi." It's the same pronunciation as hi in English as a greeting, but in Japanese, that means yes. Is confusing, but careful. Second one, "ee-eh" is no. Let's practice this one. "Ee-eh." Yes. Careful with two i's right here. That means that e is long. So here goes, "ee-eh." Very good. The last one is maybe. It goes "tah-boon." Repeat after me, "tah-boon." Very good. If you're not sure if you want to say yes or no, this is your answer, "tah-boon." Very good.


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