髪型かわいいよね – kamigata kawaii yo ne – Your hairstyle is really cute.
This is usually used to complement women rather than men.
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.
Note: Although it’s possible to use the verb 別れる wakareru to talk about breaking up, しばらく距離おこっか – shibaraku kyori okokka is one of the most natural ways Japanese use to talk about taking a break from a romantic relationship.
Japan and the United States have different views of dating and marriage. Marriage has a long history in Japan, a history that is based on gender roles influenced heavily by Confucian views. If you want to learn more about gender role expectations in Japan, gender roles of women, and how China’s Confucius has even influenced anime, follow these links. The rules of dating, courtship, vary across cultures. There are a few key ideas that are identical to dating in Japan and in the United States.
So 好き can be used in many situations from saying you like a certain type of ice cream to saying you like or love someone enough to want to marry them.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.In our last lesson, we looked at 10 useful phrases for going to a Japanese Izakaya.In this lesson we’ll be looking at the top 10 most useful Japanese phrases for dating in Japan.