JAPANESE PRONUNCIATION

A
E
I
O
U
“ah”
“eh”
“ee”
“oh”
“oo”
[ as the A in after ]
[ as the E in met ]
[ as the I in marine ]
[ as the O in oh! ]
[ as the U in rude ]

NUMBERS and COUNTING

1. ichi
2. ni (nee)
3. san (sahn)
4. shi (shee) or (yon)
5. go (goh)
6. roku (low-koo)
7. shichi (shee-ch(ee) or (nana)
8. hachi (hah-chee)
9. ku (koo)
10. ju (joo)

JAPANESE PHRASES
arigato gozaimasu (Ah-lee-gah-toh goh-zah-ee-mahss) Thank you
arigato gozaimashita (Ah-lee-gah-toh gohh-zah-ee-mah-shee-tah) Thank you very much for what you have done.
onegai shimasu (Oh-ne-guy-ee  shee-mahss) I request your favor.  Spoken when one wishes to practice with another student. for example: Would you please practice with me?
hajime (Hah-jee-me) Start
yame (Yah-meh) Stop
Rei (L/R-a-y) Bow. Gesture of respect / gratitude.