Ok, I can do that.

  • Un, ii yo.
  • Daijoobu. (no problem)

Sure, of course

  • Mochiron!

No, cannot.

  • Chotto..
  • Dame
  • Dekinai (cannot)

No. I don’t want.

  • Iya.
  • Iya da.

Hmm, still cannot decide (What to do?)

  • Dooshiyoo ka na.. ?(~ ka naa..)

Yeah, I agree (with other party’s opinion).

  • Sooda ne.
  • Sooda yo ne.
  • Dayo ne
  • Sansee (pro to someone’s opinion)

Me too!

  • Watashi mo. / Boku mo. / Ore mo.

Good!

  • ii / ii nee
  • ii naa (envious)

Sounds good!

  • Ii kanji.

Oh I see.

  • Ah, Sooka. / Sokka.
  • Naruhodo.

Language Note 1: Ending particle: (adding some nuances)

  • ~ yo?: saying ok!, ?+“informing” nuance
  • ~ da yo?: ? ?〃 ? +“informing” nuance
    • ( i-adj ) + yo
    • (noun/na-adj) + da yo
  • ~ ne?: share the same feeling,
  • ~ ne??: to confirm
  • ~ no? : question
  • ~ yo ne?: appealing for confirmation
  • ~ ja nai? : ~isn’t it? Asking for agreement
  • ~ ka naa.. : wondering if it’s ~
    • -> ~ ja nai? : maybe so.

Kaiwa (Conversation)

A: cheesu /Hey,
B: oh, Shingo. /Oh, Shingo.
Ah, nee, ashita no paatii iku yo ne??/You’re coming to tomorrow’s party, right?
A: u-nn dooshiyoo ka na. ?Lisa wa??/Hmmm. I’m not sure. How about you, Lisa?
B: watashi wa mochiron, iku yo. /Of course, I’m going.

Language Note 2: “Dayo ne.”

Agree to a negative comment. e.g.
A: are, tsumannai yone. /That’s boring, isn’t it??
B: dayo ne. / Yeah, I think so too.?
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