Breaking up is hard even in your own language, but what do you do when you have to break up in a foreign language? Read on for some Japanese phrases to help you through that difficult time if you need to end a relationship in Japanese.
Remember when reading the following sentences that the language used by men and women in Japanese may be different. Male language tends to sound harsher and female language softer.
If the relationship is over then you can hear ‘Mo owari-yo’ (This is what a girl would say) or if you are a guy and need to end it you would say ‘Mo owari’ or ‘Mo owari-da’. ‘. ‘Owari’ means to be over, and this phrase means that the relationship is over or over.
Unfortunately, you can also hear ‘Mo aishitenai’. This means ‘I don’t love you anymore’. This phrase can be used by both men and women.
If you are a boy and you want to tell the girl that you will never forget her, you can use ‘Kimi-no-koto wasure-nai’.
You may have wonderful memories of being together and to express it you can say ‘Suteki-na omoide-o arigato’, which means ‘Thank you for the great memories’.
Some relationships don’t end so well, and if so, some of these phrases may be helpful ‘Mo denwa shinaide’ – which means ‘Don’t call me anymore’ or ‘Mo aenai-wa’ – ‘I can’t see you anymore’ or ‘Mo aishitenai-kara’, ‘I don’t love you anymore’.
Hopefully, you won’t need to know or use the phrases in this article, but if your relationship ends, it’s best to be prepared.