|FFXI Japanese Language (Nihongo) - English Guide Version 1.8
FF11 Japanese 日本語 English えいご
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July 17, 2007.
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Main Gaming Guide Contents
 First Meetings
Words and Shorter Phrases
Potions, Weapons, Jobs, Food & Drink, Enemies
to meet you -
to meet you (Please take care of me) - Doozo
is your name? - Onamae
am Shigemo - Shigemo
is my friend. - Kochira
wa watashi no yuujin/tomodachi desu.
Konnitiwa / Tiwa
gozaimasu / Ohayoo
evening - Konbanwa
is everyone? - Minasan
How are you? - O
fine - Genki desu.
you tomorrow! - Dewa
Later! (informal) - Jya ne! / Matane! / Jaa mata!
night - Oyasuminasai
Ka at the end of a sentence signifies
a question, (although not all questions use ka).
You may choose to use questions marks at the end.]
you speak Japanese? - Nihongo
ga dekimasuka? / Nihongo ga hanasemasuka?
Do you speak English? - Eigo ga dekimasuka?
there any English speakers? - Eigo wo hanasu hito imasuka?
I don't know much Japanese. I'm just using "Shigemo's
FF11 Guide". - Jitsuha nihongo anmari shirimasen.
"Shigemo's FF11 Guide" wo tsukatteru dakedesu.
say it in English Eigo
de itte kudasai
I speak a little of Japanese. - Nihongo chotto shaberemasu.
know a little Japanese Nihongo
wo chotto shittemasu.
don't understand Japanese very well. - Nihongo wa amari
Do you understand my Japanese? Watashi
no nihongo wakarimasuka?
not good at Japanese. Watashi
wa Nihongo ga amari jouzu jyanai desu.
Japanese is not good. Watashi
no Nihongo wa yokunai desu
don't know Japanese. -
Nihongo wa wakarimasen.
If there are mistakes dont be surprised.
- Machigai ga attemo odorokanaide kudasai.
can't read Kanji and Hiragana. Kanji
mo Hiragana mo yomemasen.
use roman lettering Romaji
I understand Hai,
I dont understand Iie,
dont know (informal) Wakannai
Please say it again -- Moo ichido yutte kudasai
speak slowly -- Yukkuri hanashite kudasai
a moment please - Chotto
Thank you (informal) - Arigatou
you very much - (Hontouni)
welcome. - Doitashimashite
/ Shitsurei shimasu (more polite)
Gomen / Gomenne
It is acceptable to say hajimemashite, then doozo yorosiku onegaishimasu upon a first
2: When using romaji, Japanese will commonly
abbreviate words. It can be compared to how Americans
use slang. For example, ohisashiburi desu = ohisa desu,
purinto kurabu = purikura, warau = W.]
3: Its common for Japanese speakers to use shitsurei
shimasu at the beginning of shouting anything, as a
way of saying excuse me for the shout. (ie. Shout o shitsurei
me for a moment Chotto
you have anything you want to ask? Nanika kikitai koto arimasuka?
do you say ___ in Japanese? ___
wa Nihongo de doo iimasuka?
did you say? -
are you doing? -
Nani wo shiteirundesuka?
country are you from? Okuni
wa dochira desuka
are you from? - Dochira
am from Tokyo
old are you? Nansai
am __ years old - Watashi
wa __ desu.
you like ___ ? -
___ ga suki desuka?
looking for my friends. - Tomodachi
wo sagashite iru no desu ga.
What is the matter? - Doushitandesuka?
happened? - Doushitano
version of doushitandesuka)
Males will commonly refer to themselves using boku or ore instead of watashi or watakushi (polite form). 'Boku' is more commonly used by younger
males. Women may use atashi, although watashi is more
common. Please note that ]
This guide does not use
the most formal Japanese, but gaming typically does not
require formal Japanese (which is more commonly used to
show respect to elders or in a business situation). As
a rule of thumb, it is good to be polite regardless of
how informal this is, because Japanese are generally very
Excuse me. Can I see
your equipment? - Sumimasen. Soubi wo mite mo iidesuka?
[___] you have! - Yoi
[___] desune! **
this [___] expensive? - Kono [___] wa takai desuka?
Keep in mind that "soubi" or "soubihenkou"
is equipment. If you would like to compliment someone on their
equipment you could use an adjective from the word list below.
For example = Kakkoii soubi. or Anata no soubi wa
you want to level together? - Isshoni
you care to PT?
- Yoroshikattara PT isshoni shimasenka?
looking for a party
- Party wo sagashite imasu
invite me? - Sasotte
- PT ni haittemo ii?
you busy? - Isogashii desu ka?
you got a moment?
Chotto ii desuka?
I am not free now - Gomennasai,
youji ga arunode. (kotowarimasu)
I dont have time Gomennasai,
jikan ga arimasen
next time -
kondo onegai shimasu **
- Osoraku atode **
to have you, looking for more Yorosiku,
hokanohito mo sasotte imasu
can you invite me again? - Gomenne,
mata sasotte kudasai
have asked a number of people Nannin
ka no hito ni kikimashita.
____ wants to party with us
____ ga kono PT ni hairitai
Whoever is fine - Dare demo ii yo
am a new player Atarashii pureeyaa desu.
already there Moo mukooni itte imasu
There's no WHM
- Shiro inai / Siro inai
Organizing the Party
is my role/job? - Watashi no jobbu (job) / yakume wa
nan desu ka?
Can someone become the leader? - Dareka leader ni natte
Can somebody become a leader instead of me? - Dareka
watashi no kawari ni leader ni natte kuremasuka?
I will do it - Watashi ga shimashou.
(the person who lures the mob) - Tsuriyaku
Frontline (Melee) - Zenei
(Mages) - Goei
I will be the first-line healer - Kaifuku senpatsude
be the second-line healer and use weaken magic - Kaifuku
nibanmeto jakutai mahou ikimasu.
Switch healing duties (MP has run out) - MP kirede
suwarimasu. Kaifuku onegai shimasu.
Group together for Protect/Shell - Puro to sheru kakerunode
do you want to do now?
- Kore kara nani wo shitai desuka?
shall we do?-
are we going to hunt? - Doko de kari o shimasu ka?
shall we kill? - Nani o karimasuka? **
we go to Boyada to hunt [crabs]? - [Kani] wo kari ni
Boyada ni ikimashouka? **
is fine -
Nan demo ii yo
want to try killing goblins
wo yattemitai ("Gobu wo yattemitaidesu")
don't see anything /There's nothing there/ There's nothing
mo inai yo
me know if it pops
I pull? -
Tsuri ni itte kimashouka?
weapon skill would you like me to use? - Dono WS wo
tsukattara iindesuka? **
am ready - Jyunbi OK
Experience (Tasty XP)
("oishii," "oishiidesune," etc)
looks like were doing good. (were doing good)
kanji desu ne.
handle more -
- Sagatte kudasai **
me try to find someone that can Raise right now.
- Ima Raise dekiru hito sagashite mimasune. **
me, may I get a raise at [I-9]? - Sumimasen, [I-9]
de raise onegai dekimasenka? **
while I raise you. - Reizu kakemasu!
MP has run out MP
me rest please
Dont worry Shimpai
|[NOTE: It is common
to combine words in the Japanese language, (probably because
Japanese written out in hiragana, katakana, and kanji is
written without breaks). So if a word appears to be unusually
long try to break it down. For example, mata ne = matane.]
|[NOTE 2 :
Although certain words are similar in meaning, they may
be best for different situations. Also, keep in mind, some
phrases are best used by females and some by males. For
example, on one gamefaq it said anyone could use "Boku..."
(which translates to I), but boku is inappropriate for
females to say and should instead be used by younger males.]
the Party Is Over
please Shashin onegaishimasu
Shall we take a picture? - Shashin wo torimashouka?
you for the hard work! Otsukaresama! (Otsukaresama
Thank you for the party! - PT arigatou gozaimashita!
It was fun! - Tanoshikatta desu!
Lets go hunting (exploring) together again! - Mata
isshoni bouken siyoune!
(Common phrase for leaving) Im gonna go - Ittekimasu
(Common response to the previous phrase) Please
go safely, please have a safe trip - Itterasshai
Are you heading towards
Shall we go together?
also have a THF, her name is Kina. - THF
mo motte imasu, onamae wa Kina.
is fun but difficult. - THF wa tanoshiiyo,
Right now Im
playing THF. / Right now they are playing a THF. - Ima wa THF yatteruyo.
I am cooking.
- Ima ryoori shite imasu.
you please help me? -
am glad that you are pleased (normally in reference to
- Yorokonde moraete uresiiyo
are you? Doko
Where are you going? - Doko iku no?
go back to [place] - [place] e
should go to [place] - [place] ni modoru beki
going to [place] - [place] e ikimasu
we go? Ikimashouka? (formal) Ikooka?
you come - Koreru?
go - Ikimashou (formal) Ikou (informal)
- Tsuitekite kudasai.
- Kokoni ite kudasai
go too fast please. - Anmari hayaku ikanaide kudasai.
going back Kaerimasu
Come here -
Chotto kocchi kite
I'm coming now - Ima iku
I can go Ikeru
can't go - Ikenai
I want to go - Ikitai
I don't want to go - Ikitakunai
Don't go - Ikanaide
dont know where [place] is [place] no basho, wakarimasen
[place] ga dokonanoka, wakarimasen
is [place]? [place]
wa doko desuka?
or [place] wa dokoni aruno desuka?
do I get to [place]? [place] wa dou itta
or [place] niha douyatte ikeba iikana?
am lost. Where is [____]?
- Maigo ni narimashita.
[___] wa doko desuka?
its difficult getting to Jeuno, want to go together?
- Mosi taihenndattara Jeuno made isshoni iku?
went to Bastok- Basu
am in Selbina Watashi
wa Serubina ni imasu.
found you! - Mitsuketa!
way over there Achira
the right Migi
the left Hidari
turn right Migi
turn left Hidari
far Tooi desu
not in a hurry - Isoide imasen.
leaving soon - Moo
have to go soon - Ikanakutewa
I have to go in 30 minutes. Gomennasai,
ato 30pun gurai de ochimasu.
but I have to go now - Sumimasen, moo ikanakutewa ikemasen
going to the toilet - Toire
need to reboot, be back soon - PC
wo saikidou shite, sugu modorimasu
going to get a signet - shigu tte kimasu
(shigunetto wo kakete
going to my mog house - mogurimasu
and Shorter Phrases
pretty, clean Kirei (na)
attractive Suteki (na)
splendid - Rippa (na)
(how sad) - Kawaisou (na)
Back Tadaima / Tada
back Okaerinasai / Okaeri
w (short for warau)
Hayaku / Isoide
is fun - Tanoshiine
okay, its okay - Daijoubu desu
worry, its okay Ii desu
course, definitely Mochiron desu
perhaps - Tabun
need it Irimasu
dont need anything Nanimo irimasen
dont need it at all Zenzen irimasen
is fine - Nanji demo ii yo **
is fine- Dare demo ii yo **
is fine - Nan demo ii yo **
- LS or rinksheru
scared, timid, scaredy cat - Okubayo
/ overhunt - Rankaku
Yay! - Yatta!
job! - Yokuyatta! (masculine) Yattane! (feminine)
careful about spelling. For example, one page claimed
to say Do you want to party but the way it was spelt
meant Do you want to throw up in my party.]
If a Japanese player says something that looks familiar,
they may be spelling it based on how it is inputed as
Hiragana or Katakana, so try to consider what it may be.
(For example, tomodachi = tomodati. daijoubu = daijyobu.
yoroshiku = yorosiku). In other situations they may be
combining words, as previously mentioned.]
people who do not refer to page 2, the grammar section,
take note that there are two types of adjectives
- 'i' and 'na'. When the 'na' adjectives are used before
a noun, then the 'na' ending comes into play. (ie. kireina
misura - pretty mithra. kawaii tarutaru - cute tarutaru.)
It may be easier to use the adjectives alone. For example,
someone shows you their new outfit, and you say "kawaii~"
(cuuute) or "kakkoii~" (coool) etc.]
Healing - kaifuku
Poison - doku
Sleep - zzz
Curse - noroi
Weakness - jyakuten
Enfeebling - jyakutai
Protect - puro
Prism powder purizumu pauda-
Silent oil sairento oiru
1h sword - katate ken
2h sword - ryoute ken
1h staff katate kon
2h staff ryoute kon
1h/2h axe katete/ryoute ono
Spear - Yari
mage - Kuromadoushi /
mage - Shiromadoushi /
Mage Akamadoushi / aka
Dark Knight Annkoku
Beastmaster Kemonotukai, Kemono
Bard Ginyuushijin / Ginyuu
Paladin (knight) Naito
pie appuru pai
Melon pie meron pai
Pumpkin pie panpukin pai
Meat mithkabob - misura fuuyamanosachi kushiyaki
Meat mithkabob - yamakushi,
Meat chiefkabob zokuchousenyouyamanosachi
Meat chiefkabob - zokuchoukushiyaki
Fish chiefkabob - zokuchousenyou uminosachi
Moat carp horibuna
Orange juice orenji jyu-su
Pineapple juice pain jyu-su
Yagudo drink yagu-do dorinku
Dhalmel kirin, darumeru
Giant kyojin, jyaianto
Quadav kudafu, kame
Fly gaganbo, tonbo
Dragon - doragon
Bomb - bomu
Yagudo yagu-do, yagu
Crawler imomushi, imo, mushi
Skeleton hone, sukeruton
Beetle kouchuu, mushi, kabutomushi
Leech hiru, ri-chi
Goobbue guu-bu-, do-mokun
Cockatrice kokatorisu, koka
Adamantoise adamantasu, kame
for a specific FF11 term? I'd
like to refer people to this list of FFXI terms I found on the
for the file named: http://www.sankou.info/ff/dic20040916.zip)
Note: I really
appreciate whoever uploaded these lists of words and phrases.
You have to
download the zip file, because there's more than 50 pages of terms
and phrases. It's easiest to view the files in a Word document.
Make sure you have the proper IME to view Japanese characters,
(for information on installing and using the IME click
here). Once you see the files there will be a column of the
the terms in Hiragana, Katakana, or Kanji on the left and a column
of the word in English next to it. I included Hiragana and Katakana
charts on my grammar guide (page
2) to help you decipher the Japanese in case you are unable
to read it. Most of the terms are in Katakana (since many of the
words are foreign - not Japanese). Be wary of using the document
with phrases (conv.txt), because many of them do not translate
properly from Japanese to English. They seem to be abbreviated.
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