Learn the Top 10 Phrases Tourists Should Never Use in Japanese

Learn the Top 10 Phrases Tourists Should Never Use in Japanese


Hi, everyone! Risa here! Welcome to Japanese Top Words. Today, we are going to do top 10 phrases tourists should never use. Never use, never ever. 最低!
(Saitē!)
“That’s disgusting!” この国の人のテーブルマナーは最低!
(Konokuni no hito no tēburu manā wa saitē!)
“In this country, people’s table manners are disgusting!” 私の国の方がいい。
(Watashi no kuni no hō ga ī.)
“My country is better.” 絶対、私の国の方がいい。
(Zettai watashi no kuni no hō ga ī.)
“My country is absolutely better.” 家に帰った方がいい。
(Ie ni kaetta hō ga ī.)
“I’d rather be back home.” ここに居るより、家に帰った方がいい。
(Koko ni iru yori, ie ni kaetta hō ga ī.)
“I’d rather be back home than stay here.” That’s so boring! だまれ!
(Damare!)
“Shut up!” うるさい、だまれ!
(Urusai, damare!)
“Shut up!” あなたの国の文化にあまり興味がない。
(Anata no kuni no bunka ni amari kyōmi ga nai.)
“I’m not very interested in your culture.” I’m sorry. あなたの国の文化にあまり
興味がないって言ったでしょ。
(Anata no kuni no bunka ni amari
kyōmi ga naitte itta desho.) “I said I’m not very interested in your culture, didn’t I?” 知らない人と出会うのがあまり好きじゃない。
(Shiranai hito to deau no ga amari sukijanai.)
“I don’t like meeting new people.” 知らない人と出会うのがあんまり
好きじゃない。だから行きたくない
(Shiranai hito to deau no ga anmari
suki ja nai. Dakara ikitaku nai.) “I don’t like meeting new people,
so I don’t want to go.” マックで食べるだけにしよう。
(Makku de taberu dake ni shiyō.)
“Let’s just eat at McDonald’s.” どこのレストランもおいしくないから、
マックで食べるだけにしよう。
(Doko no resutoran mo oishikunai kara,
makku de taberu dake ni shiyō.) “Let’s just eat at McDonald’s, because
there are no good restaurants.” この味、ひどい。
(Kono aji, hidoi!)
“This tastes awful.” この料理の味、ひどい。
(Kono ryōri no aji, hidoi!)
“This dish tastes awful.” すみません、なんだですか、これは。
(Sumimasen, nandadesuka, korewa.)
“What is this?” 私はホテルで時間を潰すつもり。
(Watashi wa hoteru de jikan o tsubusu tsumori.)
“I’m going to spend the day in the hotel.” 暑いから、私はホテルで時間を潰すつもり。
(Atsui kara, watashi wa hoteru
de jikan o tsubusu tsumori.) “I’m going to spend the day in
the hotel, because it’s too hot.” 何、この東京の暑さ!?信じられない。ホ
テルで時間潰そ。
(Nani, kono Tōkyō no atsusa!?
Shinijirarenai. Hoteru de jikan tsubuso.)
“How could it be such hot in Tokyo!? I can’t believe it. I’m going to spend the time in the hotel.” 暑い、溶けちゃう。
(Atsui, tokechau.)
“Too hot, so I’m melting.” あなたたちは野蛮だ。
(Anatatachi wa yaban da.)
“You people are uncivilized.” そんなことするなんて、あなたたちは野蛮だ。
(Sonna koto suru nante, anatatachi wa yaban da.)
“You people are uncivilized to do such a thing.” Can you believe it? What are you doing? What the heck! That’s it for today. That was top 10 phrases tourists should never use. Thank you for watching. 皆さんがもしどこかに行ったときに、こんな言葉を使わなくてもいいですように。
(Mina-san ga moshi dokoka ni itta toki ni, konna kotoba o tsukawanakute mo ii desu yō ni.)
“Hope you wouldn’t need to use
such phrases when you travel.” じゃ、皆さん。
(Ja, mina-san.)
“So, everyone” peace out.

100 thoughts on “Learn the Top 10 Phrases Tourists Should Never Use in Japanese

  1. 私はよく「写真をとってください」と言うんですが友達によると「写真をとってもらえませんか?」のほうがいいです
    知らなかったんです

  2. Very funny Video xD thanks for the entertainment!
    You make learning Japanese fun 😀
    ありがとうございました

  3. You mean things you shouldn't use in other countries you are visiting… These aren't exactly cultural.

  4. Lost my mind laughing at Risa! This was very funny. At the same time, why would you go all the way to Japan and then say these things? What is wrong with you! Go there, keep an open mind, be respectful (as you are a visitor in their home, basically), try new food, think of all the weight you'll lose from all the sweating from walking around Tokyo (I dropped 3kgs in 8 days!) and just take it all in. I can't wait to go back.

  5. I think it would be just plain rude for foreigners to say any of that in any country they visit. I know I would be pissed if I heard gringos saying those stuff here in Brazil, lmao. Also, the McDonald's thing. It is so real it hurts. Honestly, why visit a different culture and NOT HAVE THEIR FOOD?? It's like 50% of the experience, ffs

  6. I will never understand anyone who only wants to eat at McDonalds while in Japan… Even without a diverse palate, there's plenty of Japanese comfort foods (while not quite the same as American food) that hit close in terms of flavor or have a certain type of umami to it. Yakisoba, takoyaki, tempura, hamburg steak, doria, pasta, pastry, deep fried cutlet sandwiches, sukiyaki…there's a bit of everything including "western" style foods depending on the restaurant.

  7. I've lived in Japan for 5 years and I still have trouble with this. For 家に帰った方がいい, how do you distinguish "I'd rather be back home" from "You/We should go home"?
    I'd be really greatful for some clarification on this. Often when I'm talking to someone and I ask them a question, they think I am talking about myself. Cheers~

  8. Nothing to worry honestly, not a lot of tourists could say these phrases in japanese lol
    Lovely acting though lol

  9. 本当に知らない人が多い場所、暑すぎるのが苦手だったらどうします笑 自分も旅行の時によく夕方までホステルで遊んでから出かけたりします。文化をを侮るような発言はどこの国でも失礼でしょう。でも、観光自体は自分の好きなようにやれば良いと思います。

  10. MAN! THIS VIDEO IS SO USEFUL!
    i can now know how to express my distaste in something with yet another language.
    thank you.

  11. other than no.7, which is not rude but simply a pointless thing to do on your trip to another country ( I'm guilty tho ), you shouldn't really say any of them anywhere.

  12. These examples seem a little redundant in my opinion. Why would someone learn to speak Japanese and then go to Japan and be purposely disrespectful?

  13. How many "tourists" are going to know this level of Japanese? I guess this video is meant as a satire? Either way kind of a waste of 4 minutes.

  14. You are AWESOME and very funny Risa! I am trying to learn Japanese and this helps of what not to say but I love the culture so I wouldn't disrespect. ?

  15. Indeed, Risa’s video are an oasis in the middle of so many boring lessons! On top of that, I can get a taste of how real Japanese people speak (of course, I assume there is a bit of theatre, but it is ok). It comes as no surprise why she get so many wedding proposals!

  16. I dont get, why #9 is actually a bad thing to say. Except for showing slightly no interest in seeing japan with its people and stuff or wasting the day by that.

  17. Sorry hold on, who is stupid enough to learn enough Japanese to say "my country is better?" That's a LOT of work to be an asshole.

  18. Sorry Risa-
    I barely know any Japanese and this is the one video I won’t watch cuz ur so good at helping me memorize things I’m afraid I’ll say something wrong instead ? luv ur vids!!

  19. Why is "I'm going to spend the day in the hotel" bad? Is it because you'd be speaking negatively about the weather in Japan?

  20. I love Risa she is so funny and thanks for the lesson I'll definitely keep that in mind. ..
    Lol its funny because those phrases are so rude to say no matter where you love.. but in japan it would 10 times more rude!

    Thanks for the video!

  21. I'm gonna learn the part where you say
    "It's to hot, I'm melting" so I can actually say this since the play where I live gets up to 115 degrees. I can use this a lot

  22. Who even comes to Japan as a tourist if they don't like the culture, the people, the manners, the food, or anything?

  23. I love japanese culture i love japanese languege i love japanese food i love japanese people i love japan i love tokyo,hiroshima,and all of theme i love japanese art i love japan history i love japanese video games i love japanese songs i love kanji ? so i'm not a turist anymore i'm like a japanese boy i hate my country fuck my country ??????????????????????
    ???????????
    ??????????????????????
    I'm screaming know: JAPAN FOR LIFE ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee japan for life ?? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. What is the point of this video? One doesn't learn anything if one is supposed NOT to make such comments! Moreover, as a tourist, your Japanese language skills will probably not allow you to speak like this, anyway.

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