Daily life: I’m home.

Basic sentence
Basic sentence

On this page, you can learn what to say when you come home and when somebody comes home in Japanese.

Key Sentence

First box: English, Second box: Romaji, Last box: Japanese writing and audio

I’m home.
ta da i ma

How to respond

Welcome home.
o ka e ri na sa i


ただいま and おかえりなさい are very unique Japanese expressions as you don’t say those greetings in countries where English is spoken for example. That is why they are very hard to translate literally into English.

Other hard-to-translate expressions are はじめまして, どうぞよろしく and がんばって. The first two means ‘Nice to meet you’. The last one means ‘Good luck’ although they could be translated differently in a situation.

Self intro: Hello. Nice to meet you.
On this page, you can learn how to say 'Hello. Nice to meet you.' in Japanese.
Self intro: Nice to meet you. (at the end of self intro)
On this page, you can learn what to say at the end of your self introduction in Japanese.


Task 1: Change into Japanese.

  • I’m home.
  • Welcome home.

Task 2: Change into English.

  • ただいま。
  • おかえりなさい。

Task 3: Listen to answer what you hear in English.