10 Useful Japanese Phrases to cheer your friends up!

10 Useful Japanese Phrases to Cheer Your Friends Up!

I’m sure you have had some opportunities to cheer someone up in your life. But have you had any situations to cheer someone up in Japanese? I’m a Japanese and today let me introduce some useful Japanese phrases to cheer up! Let’s move on!



 

10 Useful Japanese Phrases to cheer your friends up!

 

1. Ganbatte / Ganbare

This phrase is really common in Japan. That means “Good luck” or “Keep up”. In additional, “Ganbatte” is pretty matching for any situations so you don’t need to worry when you should use it.

 

2. Daijoubu dayo

It means like “You are alright.” or “Don’t worry.” in English. You can use this phrase to let your Japanese friends feel relieved. And also People sometimes say “calm down, calm down”. In Japanese, We can say “Daijoubu, daijoubu”.

 

3. Kimi nara dekiru

This phrase means, “You can do it.” The first word “Kimi” means “You” in English. So it’s a more natural expression for Japanese people when you replace “Kimi” by your Japanese friend’s name.

 

4. Donmai

You can guess easily where this phrase comes from. Yes, “Donmai” stands for “Don’t mind” in Japanese. However, the meaning is different from English. “Donmai” means “Never mind” in Japanese. So be careful not to be confused when you use or hear it.

 

5. Boku ga iruyo / Watashi ga iruyo

The meaning is “I will be with you”. In Japan, you can say it for your close friends or partner. Generally, Japanese people seldom use it to just friends.

 

 

6. Yoku ganbattane

If you want to praise your friend, this phrase is really useful. It means “Well done!” or “Good job!”.

 

7. Akirameruna / Akiramenaide

It means “Don’t give up”. “Akirameruna” is a manly expression, “Akiramenaide” is polite one.

 

8. Muri shinaide

“Don’t be so hard.” or “Don’t over do it” in English.

 

9. Kimi no mikata dayo

“Always on your side”. “Dayo” is just a no meaning word, it is often used as the end of the sentence. It’s more natural if you use your friend’s name + “no”, instead of “your”.

 

10. Anshin shite

It means “Set your mind at ease”. When your Japanese friends look very nervous or worry about something, it’s nice timing to say this phrase.

 

Conclusion

There are many Japanese people who are quite shy and hesitating to speak English. However, I believe it’s a good chance for you to make a good friendship with them if you use these phrases in order to encourage them. I always feel appreciations from people trying to speak Japanese in order to communicate with Japanese people. I hope your challenges that you try to cheer up in Japanese will make an amazing friendship with your important people. “Ganbatte!!”

 

10 Useful Japanese Phrases to cheer your friends up!

1. Ganbatte / Ganbare
2. Daijoubu dayo
3. Kimi nara dekiru
4. Donmai
5. Boku ga iruyo / Watashi ga iruyo
6. Yoku ganbattane
7. Akirameruna / Akiramenaide
8. Muri shinaide
9. Kimi no mikata dayo
10. Anshin shite