Don’t call her/him ‘Anata(you)’? How do lovers call each other in Japanese?

When Japanese people speak to each other, they say ‘Mr.—‘ or ‘Miss.—‘ which is ‘San’ in Japanese. Normally, only after they become very close friends, they stop using ‘San’. So when Japanese couples become lovers they stop using ‘San’. If you watch recent Japanese films or TV series, you will see that people don’t normally use their partners names. Japanese people are not very expressive, even when they are in love. It is not common to call their lover ‘my love’, ‘sweet heart’, etc. You could call them by their name, like Keiko or Ken, but it is better not to say ‘Anata’. ‘Anata’ is introduced as a translation of […]

How do you say ‘I want to make love with you’ in Japanese?

Konya issho ni itai. (I want to be with you tonight) Konya tomattemo ii-desuka? (Can I stay here tonight) Konya otomari dekiru? (Can you stay tonight? / Can you not go back to your home tonight?) Issho ni Hotel ikitai. (I want to go to a hotel with you) Chikaku ni Hotel aru? (Is there a hotel near here?) Hotel iku? (Shall we go to a hotel?) Watashi no heya/ie ni kuru? (Do you want to come to my place/room?) Watashi no heya ni tomatte-iku? (Do you want to stay at my place/room?) Asa-made issho ni itai. (I want to be with you until tomorrow morning) Ecchi shitai. (I want […]

10 useful phrases in Japanese, starting the relationship

Anata no koto, suki-desu. (I like you, or I love you) Tsukiatte-kudasai (Can you go out with me, please? / Can you be my lover?) Isshoni gohan ikimasennka? (Would you like to go for dinner/lunch together?) Isshoni nomini ikimasenka? (Would you like to have a couple of drinks together?) Watashi no heya ni kimasenka? (Would you like to come my place/flat?) Konya issho ni itai. (I want to be with you tonight) Issho ni Hotel ikitai. (I want to go to a love-hotel together) Kisu shitemo ii-desuka? (Can I kiss you?) Hagu shitemo ii-desuka? (Can I hug you?) Ecchi-shitai. (I want to make love with you)