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does anybody know some famous Japanese phrases, sayings or idioms? please write an English translation by it

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    Some sayings that came up to my mind are..
    (Sorry, translation is not good at all><)

    When it ends happily, we can forget all the difficulties for it.

    Where there is a will, it will be achieved. Where there is no will, nothing is achieved. If it's not achieved, that's because we are not willing.

    「親孝行(おやこうこう) したいときには 親(おや)はなし」
    When we finally want to appreciate parents, it's often too late (so we should thank them while they are alive).

    Even if our encounter was something once in a life, let's cherish it because we met.

    Sveika Jovita. Pasiziurek i siuos tinklapius.
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    * 今晩は (こんばんは - konban'wa) - Good evening (generally used after 6pm).
    * 今日は (こんにちは - konnichi'wa) - Hello; good day; good afternoon.
    * おはよう - ohayō - Casual "Good morning" (generally used until 10am).
    o おはようございます - ohayō gozaimasu - Formal "Good morning."
    * お休み (おやすみ - oyasumi) - Casual "Good night."
    o おやすみなさい - oyasumi nasai - Formal "Good night."
    * やあ (yā) - Hi!

    Yes and No

    * はい - Hai - yes (formal)
    * ええ - Ee - yes (slightly less formal)
    * いいえ - Iie - no (said like "ee-eh")
    * いや - Iya - no (can also indicate hatred)
    * うん - Un - yeah/uh-huh (casual)
    * ううん - Uun - no/huh-uh (casual)

    [edit] Eating

    * いただきます - Itadakimasu - Polite phrase to say before eating.
    * ごちそうさまでした - Gochisōsama deshita - Polite phrase to say after eating.

    [edit] Praise

    * おめでとう - Omedetō - Congratulations
    o おめでとうございます - Omedetō gozaimasu - Stronger congratulations.
    * よく出来ました。- Yoku dekimashita. - Good job. (You did well.)

    Please and Thank You

    * ___ ください - ___ kudasai - ___ please. (Usually used with the -te form of the verb)
    * おねがいします - Onegai shimasu - please (Slightly more polite)
    * どうぞ-dōzo- please (Casual)
    * どうも - Dōmo - Thanks.
    * ありがとう - Arigatō - Thank you. (Casual)
    o どうもありがとう - Dōmo arigatō - Thank you very much. (Casual)
    o ありがとうございます - Arigatō gozaimasu - Thank you. (Polite)
    o どうもありがとうございます - Dōmo arigatō gozaimasu - Thank you very much. (Polite)
    * すみません - Sumimasen - excuse me.
    o どうもすみません - Dōmo Sumimasen - Thanks a lot. (Usually when someone goes out of their way to help)
    * どういたしまして - Dō itashimashite - You are welcome.
    * いいえ - iie - Not at all/No problem.

    [edit] Getting Attention

    * すみません - Sumimasen - Excuse me.
    o あのうすみません - Anō sumimasen - Ah, excuse me ...
    o すみませんが - Sumimasen ga - Excuse me, but ...
    * おい - Oi - Hey (Somewhat rude)


    * ごめん - Gomen - Sorry.
    o ごめんなさい - Gomen nasai - I am really sorry. (more formal)
    o ごめんね - Gomen ne - Sorry (soft/fem.).
    o ごめんな - Gomen na - Sorry (masc.).
    o ごめんよ - Gomen yo - Sorry (masc. or Kansai dialect).
    * すみません - Sumimasen - I'm sorry.

    [edit] Farewells

    * しつれいします。- Shitsurei shimasu goodbye for use with social superiors
    * さようなら - Sayōnara - Goodbye. (Primarily before a long absence.)
    * じゃまた - Ja mata - See you later.
    * じゃ - Ja - Bye! See you soon. (Mostly used by men )
    * じゃね- Ja ne- Bye ! See you soon.(Mostly used by women)
    * また明日 (またあした)-Mata Ashita- See you tomorrow.
    * またね - Mata ne - Later.
    * また会いましょう (またあいましょう - Mata aimashō - See you again.
    * またどうぞ - Mata dōzo - Please come again.
    * バイバイ - Bai bai - Borrowed from English, Bye Bye.
    o note that words of foreign origins are in many cases written in Katakana.
    * いってきます - Ittekimasu - I'm leaving (said when leaving the house)
    * いってらっしゃい - Itterasshai - Have a safe trip (response to いってきます)
    * ただいま - Tadaima - I'm home (said when returning home)
    * おかえりなさい - Okaeri nasai - Welcome back
    o おかえり - Okaeri - Less formal than the above

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