Self intro: My name is Takuma.

Basic sentence
Basic sentence

On this page, you can learn how to introduce yourself and other people in your family in Japanese.

Key Sentence

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

My name is Takuma.
wa ta shi no na ma e wa ta ku ma de su

One by one

  • 私の(わたし・の) → My
  • 名前(な・まえ) → name
  • は → no meaning
  • たくま → Takuma
  • です → is

Note 1

私の名前 means ‘my name’. Change 私 into other people, animals etc so that you can introduce them.


  • 父の名前 → my father’s name
  • 母の名前 → my mother’s name
  • ねこの名前 → the cat’s name
  • 花(はな)の名前 → the flower’s name

Note 2

my for boys can be ぼくの, instead of わたしの.

【The difference】between わたし (watashi) and ぼく (boku)
わたし is used by girls, ladies and men. ぼく is used by boys only.


Vocabulary: My family
Let's learn how to say people in a family in Japanese.


Task 1: Change into Japanese.

  • My name is Saki.
  • My father’s name is Tomoya.

Task 2: Change into English.

  • 私の名前はさとしです。
  • 母の名前はまみです。


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