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I don’t understand
This page contains the Japanese phrase: I don’t understand.
I don’t understand in Japanese is one of the must haves in your language tool box. Don’t by shy to tell someone you just don’t understand; however, don’t overuse this expression in conversation. If you use ‘I don’t understand’ too much, the person you are talking to may stop talking because the conversation keeps on ‘stopping’. It’s best to sometimes pretend you understand and try and get the gist of the conversation through body language and context. You could ask to repeat, or, if all else fails, guess and come up with a reply that you think fits the conversation; if it’s incorrect, you’ll get a laugh. Overtime you will understand and you on’t have to pretend anymore.
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Dialogue
English
I’m sorry, I don’t understand.
Rōmaji
Sumimasen. Wakarimasen.
Kanji
すみません,わかりません。

Key Terms
sorry
don’t understand.
sumimasen
wakarimasen
すみません
わかりません