If a Japanese-speaking sushi chef is behind the sushi counter, these 10 brief Japanese expressions will come in handy and make you a very welcome guest
Hai (hah hee): Yes
Lie (eee-eh): No
Konnichiwa (kohn-nee-chee-wah): Hello (in the afternoon).
Kombanwa (kohm-bahn-wah): Hello (in the evening).
Omakase ni shite kudasai (oh-mah-kah-seh nee shee-teh koo-dah-sah-ee): Please, you the sushi chef choose.
Kyo wa nani ga ii desuka (kyohh wah nah-nee gah ee deh-soo-kah)?: What's good today?
(Maguro) o kudasai (mah-goo-roh oh koo-dah-sah-ee): I'd like to have tuna, please. (Substitute other choices for maguro, the word for tuna.
Oishii! (oh-ee-shee): Delicious
Kampai! (Kahm-pah-ee): Cheers! (Said as toast.)
Domo (dohh-moh): Thank you.
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