Below is a list of most common Japanese terms, used in Martial Arts.

If you feel, that there are some other useful terms, that we missed, please feel free to contact us, and let us know about it.

 

 

 

Japanese

 

 

Pronunciation                

 

 

English

 

 rei

 

ray

 

 zero

 

 ichi

 

 eech

 

 one

 

 ni

 

 nee

 

 two

 

 san

 

 san

 

 three

 

 shi (yon)

 

 she

 

 four

 

 go

 

 go

 

 five

 

 roku

 

 roke

 

 six

 

 shichi (nana)

 

 seech

 

 seven

 

 hachi

 

 hach

 

 eight

 

 ku

 

 koo

 

 nine

 

 ju

 

 joo

 

 ten

 

 ju ichi

 

 joo eech

 

 eleven

 

 ju ni

 

 joo nee

 

 twelve

 

 ju san

 

 joo san

 

 thirteen

 

 ju shi

 

 joo she

 

 fourteen

 

 ju go

 

 joo go

 

 fifteen

 

 ju roku

 

 joo roke

 

 sixteen

 

 ju shichi

 

 joo seech

 

 seventeen

 

 ju hachi

 

 joo hach

 

 eighteen

 

 ju ku

 

 joo koo

 

 nineteen

 

 ni ju

 

 nee joo

 

 twenty

 

 san ju

 

 san joo

 

 thirty

 

 shi ju

 

 she joo

 

 forty

 

 go ju

 

 go joo

 

 fifty

 

Numbers

Phrases

Japanese

 Pronunciation

 English

 

 arigato gozaimasu

 ah-ree-gah-toh goh-zai-mas

 thank you very much

 do itashimas'te

 doh-ee-tash-ee ma-she-tay

 you're welcome

 hajime

 hah-jee-may

 begin

 kawate

 kah-wah-tay

 on guard

 kime

 ke-mee

 focusing technique

 kiotsuke

 kee-oh-skay

 stand up straight!

 konbon wa

 cone-bon wah

 good evening

 konnichi wa

 cone-ichi-ee wah

 good afternoon

 koshi o ireru

 ko-she o ee-re-roo

 "putting in the hip"

 matte

 mah-tay

 wait

 mawatte

 mah-wah-tay

 turn around

 mokuso

 moh-koo-soh

 quiet meditation

 onegai shimasu

 oh-neh-guy she-mas

 please (teach me)

 otagai ni

 oh-tah-gah-ee nee

 toward each other

 otagai ni rei

 oh-tah-gah-ee nee ray

 bow to each other

 otagai ni taishi

 oh-tah-gah-ee nee ta(i)-sh(e)

 face each other

 rei

 ray

 bow with respect

 sensei ni rei

 sen-say nee ray

 bow to the teacher

 sensei ni taishi

 sen-say nee ta(i)-sh(e)

 face the teacher

 shomen ni rei

 shoh-men nee ray

 bow to the front

 shomen ni taishi

 shoh-men nee ta(i)-sh(e)

 face the front

 shugo

 shoo-go

 line up, gather together

 wakarimasen

 wah-car-ee-mah-sin

 I do not understand

 wakarimasu

 wah-car-ee-mas

 I understand

 wakarimasu ka ?

 wah-car-ee-mas kah

 do you understand ?

 yame

 yah-may

 stop

 yoi

 yoy

 ready, attention

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