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Somewhere in Nara

Papa, I am afraid of deer.
papa, shika wo osoreru.

How to Say AFRAID in Japanese

Wild deers are pretty tame, but their behaviour will change instantly when they sense danger. You should be afraid of  を恐れる wo osoreru deers only if you provocate them. Otherwise, they won`t attack you.

Somewhere in Nara

Scratch my head.
atama wo kaite kureru

How to Say SCRATCH in Japanese


Somewhere in Nara

A deer is crossing a road.
shika ha douro wo wattateiru  tokoro desu.

How to Say CROSS A STREET in Japanese

Every year between October and September, there are many cases of road accidents involving deers 道路・通りを渡る douro/doori wo wataru crossing roads/street.


Somewhere in Nara

There are a lot of deers in Nara
nara de ha takusan no shika ga imasu

Some have antler
aru shika ha edazuno ga arimasu

Some don`t have antler
aru shika ha edazuno ga arimasen

How to Say DEER in Japanese

All male シカ shika deers have antlers. Most female シカ shika deers don`t. For シカ shika deers, their horns are called antler.

Japanese is a fantastic language. Why do I say so? Because there are so many meanings to a word. You will find these words 便利 benri convenient. I think I have been using these words more than 100 times a day.


"I bought your lunch." "Oh, sumimasen."
"Here, take this concert ticket." "Oh, sumimasen."
"I have brought you the DVD that you wanted to watch." "Oh, sumimasen."

Hmmm... hen strange! Why say sumimasen, there is nothing to 謝る ayamaru apologize about. Later I got to know that they are not apologizing. They are saying "Thank you". Sumimasen also means ありがとう arigatou thank you.

Here are the uses to sumimasen.

"Sumimasen, sumimasen, sumimasen, 降ります orimasu I getting off!" as you call aloud while getting off a
満員電車 man in densha fully packed train.
Used when you are asking people to give way.

"Sumimasen, how do I go to Shinjuku station from here?" as you asking a seemingly busy station officer.
Used when you are interrupting someone from what they are doing.

"Sumimasen, the train was late," as you apologize for arriving late to work.
Used when you are sorry.

"Sumimasen, two beers please," you ordered to the bartender.
Used when you are requesting.


In Japan, there are many greetings/expression for different situations. When you don`t greet correctly, you might be thought as 失礼 shitsurei impolite. While greeting is important, replying to the greeting is also likewise important. What word should I use to 返事 henji reply? It is doumo.

"Konnichiwa!" someone greeted you.

"Otsukare sama deshita!" greeted you when you are going home.

"Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!" requested you to do something.

"Arigatou gozaimasu!" said the salesperson when you bought something.

"Shitsurei shimasu!" someone said to you as he is about to hang up the phone.

With that, when you are in Japan, try out "sumimasen" and "doumo".

Learn Japanese Through Pictures


Learn Japanese Through Pictures


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