When “ni” is used, the phrase points a fixed time, day, month, year or day of the week.
In English, different prepositions are used at that time.
Note: OK, I know this translation sounds a little clunky in English but when confessing your love to someone in Japanese it’s common to use the phrase 好き suki which means “like”.
It’s possible to say 愛してる ai shiteru which literally means (I) love (you).
Interestingly, I also learned which phrases were a little old fashioned or not used at all anymore. According to my Japanese friends, another classic phrase that is often taught to ask someone out is お茶しませんか ocha shimasen ka – Won’t you have tea with me?
I highly doubt these phrases will guarantee you romantic success with the opposite sex directly. After a rather long debate with friends and one too many glasses of sake we came to this conclusion: It’s a phrase that usually implies you are asking someone out on a date.
For example, “at” for time, “on” for date and day of the week, “in” for month and year. “Kara” means the starting point of a time period, and “made” means the end point.
Just say the activity you’d like to do at the beginning of this phrase. You can also use it when you think the person asking you out on a date is a ghastly horror of a human being but you don’t want to be rude.I created this list from watching too many cheesy Japanese TV dramas, listening to J-pop songs and of course real life conversations with people here in Japan.I also interviewed a few Japanese friends who were kind enough to tell me which phrases were more natural and commonly used.However, right off the bat, I should clarify this is not a “how-to-pick-up-hot-chicks” or dudes in Japan type article. I could write books about being slapped in the face by Japanese women but that’s another story…However, if you do happen to find yourself romantically entangled with someone from Japan, you might find my top 10 phrases for dating in Japanese useful.However, in real life it’s not really used so much between lovers or family members.You’ll hear it sometimes in cheesy TV dramas and a lot in J-pop songs.In many cases, time and date are describe as an adverbial phrase by adding any particle after the words.Basically, you have only to learn above three phrases.Note: I asked my female Japanese friends about a compliment that would genuinely make them happy. I tend to believe them as Japanese women and even men take great pride in their appearance. You can add “kawaii yo ne” after the thing you are complementing.If you say this to a Japanese girl and you get slapped in the face it might mean you aren’t saying it in the right way…or I need new friends…or both. For example: ドレス、かわいいよね – doresu kawaii yo ne – Your dress is cute.