Today’s lesson is a short one.
Today we’ll discuss coming and going in Japanese.
When you return home for the day you would probably say something like, “I’m home” or “I’m back”. In response, your wife, husband, family, etc. may say something like “Welcome home”.
There are equivalents that are used in Japanese. These are generally used, in most situations in Japan (where you are returning from something).
- when you return home
- when you return to the office
- when you get back to Japan and you are visiting someone for the first time since being back
To say “I’m back” in Japanese you say tadaima (loosely translates to “just now”)
To say “Welcome home” in Japanese you say okaeri (kaeri comes from kaerimasu – to return)
See you next time 🙂