Languages › Japanese Countries and Nationalities Introductory Japanese Lessons (13) Share Flipboard Email Print Languages History & Culture Essential Japanese Vocabulary Japanese Grammar By Namiko Abe Japanese Language Expert B.A., Kwansei Gakuin University Namiko Abe is a Japanese language teacher and translator, as well as a Japanese calligraphy expert. She has been a freelance writer for nearly 20 years. our editorial process Namiko Abe Updated February 02, 2019 Dialogue in Romaji Mike: Ginkou wa doko desu ka. Yuki: Asoko desu. Mike: Nan-ji kara desu ka. Yuki: Ku-ji kara desu. Mike: Doumo. Dialogue in Japanese マイク: 銀行はどこですか。 ゆき: あそこです。 マイク: 何時からですか。 ゆき: 九時からです。 マイク: どうも。 Dialogue in English Mike: Where is the bank? Yuki: It is over there. Mike: What time is the bank open from? Yuki: From 9 o'clock. Mike: Thanks. Do you remember how to ask someone what country he or she is from? The answer is "Okuni wa dochira desu ka （お国にはどちらですか。）" "Dochira （どちら）" and "doko （どこ）" both mean "where". "Doko" is less formal. How do you say, "What time is it?" The answer is "Nan-ji desu ka （何時ですか）" Today's question is "Nan-ji kara desu ka （何時からですか）". "Kara （から）" is a particle and means "from". Quiz Translate into Japanese. Check your answers at the end of the lesson.(1) I'm from Japan.(2) I'm from England. Here are some vocabulary for the names of the countries. Nihon日本 Japan Ingurandoイングランド England Amerikaアメリカ America Itariaイタリア Italy Chuugoku中国 China Kanadaカナダ Canada Doitsuドイツ Germany Mekishikoメキシコ Mexico Furansuフランス France Oosutorariaオーストラリア Australia Click here to learn how to write the names of the countries in katakana. Expressing the nationality is easy. Just put "jin (人)" (which means "person" or "people") after the name of country. Nihon-jin日本人 Japanese Amerika-jinアメリカ人 American Kanada-jinカナダ人 Canadian Answers for the Quiz(1) Nihon kara desu. 日本からです。(2) Igirisu kara desu. イギリスからです。 How to End a Conversation With Sayonara Japanese for Travelers: Getting Around Learning About the Japanese Particle for "To" Useful Japanese Expressions What's the Meaning of 'nani' in Japanese? How to Say the Months, Days, and Seasons in Japanese Learn Basic Japanese Needed for Ordering at a Restaurant Talking on the Phone Frequently Asked Questions in Introductory Japanese Telling Time in Japanese Umi no mizu wa naze karai - Learn from a Story Using the Japanese Particles Wa and Ga Correctly Japanese Vocabulary: Shopping and Prices All About the Japanese Particles Wa and Ga Exams, Superstitions, and Kit Kat Bars What Does Kashikomarimashita Mean in Japanese?