Introducing People (5): At a party
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(1) Short Questions
When asking information about someone's name or country etc., a shortened form of a question is often used. This leaves just the topic, which is said with rising intonation.
O-namae wa (nan desu ka).
|(What is) your name?|
O-kuni wa (dochira desu ka).
|(Where is) your country?|
Go-senmon wa (nan desu ka).
|(What is) your field of study?|
(2) How to end a conversation
|See you later.|
|See you later. (less formal)|
|See you tomorrow.|
|I am going to leave. (very formal)|
"Sayonara （さよなら）" is not normally used when leaving one's own homes or places
of temporary residence unless one is leaving for a very long time. If you
know that you will see a person again soon, expressions like
mata （じゃまた）" or "Mata
ashita (また明日)" are used.
"Shitsurei shimasu(失礼します)" is a formal expression used when announcing that you are leaving someone's presence or when you are leaving before someone else (in this case, it is often said as "Osakini shitsurei shimasu(お先に失礼します).") It is also used when entering a house or room, passing in front of someone or leaving in the middle of a gathering.
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