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Learning Japanese for travel or study? Let’s try this term:
To say we would like… in Japanese: …Wo Kudasai.
Say it out loud: “…Woh Koo Dah Sai.“
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Some more helpful words in our Japanese More Dining Basics category:
...some (of) – Ikutsuka (Ee Koo Tsu Kah)
...this/that – Kore / Are (Koh Ree / Ah Ree)
all done – Owarimashita (Oh Wah Ree Mah Shee Tah)
another – Mou Hitotsu (Mow Hee Totes)
Bon appétit! – Itadakimasu (Ee Tah Dah Kee Mass)
can I have…? – …Wo Kudasai. (…Woh Koo Dah Sai.)
can I see…? – … Wo Misete Kudasai. (…Woh Mee Seh Teh Koo Dah Sai.)
Cheers! – Kanpai! (Kanh Pai!)
Eat! Eat! – Tabete! Tabete! (Tah Beh Teh! Tah Beh Teh!)
I am hungry – Onaka Ga Sukimashita (Oh Nah Kah Gah Soo Kee Mah Shee Tah)
I am thirsty – Nodo Ga Kawaki Mashita (Noh Doh Gah Kah Wah Kee Mah Shee Tah)
I ate – Tabemashita (Tah Beh Mah Shee Tah)
we ate well! – Gochisousama Deshita (Goh Chee Soh Sah Mah Deh Shee Tah)
And here’s how to say we would like… in other languages!
Arabic–Nawaddu (Na wad du)
Chinese–Wǒmen Xiǎngyào (Wo Mun Shyang Yao)
Croatian–želimo… (zhehl ee moe…)
Czech–chceme… (hsceh meh…)
Finnish–haluaisimme… (ha luai sim meh…)
French–nous aimerions… (noo zay mehr ee ohn…)
Italian–vorremmo (vor ray mo)
Japanese–…Wo Kudasai. (…Woh Koo Dah Sai.)
Korean–Jeohuineun …Reul Wonhaeyo. (Joh Hee Nun …Reul Won Hae Yo.)
Polish–Chcielibyśmy (ktzie lee' bysh myh)
Portuguese–Nós Gostariamos De... (no-ees gos tahr ee-aa moos jee…)
Russian–My by hoteli… (My by hah tye lee…)
Spanish–nos gustaría… (nōs goos tuh ree' uh…)
Swahili–tungependa (too n’geh pen dah)
Thai–Ao … (ao …)
Turkish–biz … istiyorum (biz ees tee yore um)
Vietnamese–Chúng Tôi Muốn…. (Chung Toy Moouhn …)
When ordering at a restaurant, the phrase to start with is "we would like…" (…Wo Kudasai.) in Japanese, then you go ahead and make your order of whatever meal you would like to sample. Get the rest of the menu items from our instant access to the Japanese Language Set.