Asked in English to Japanese
What is the phrase 'I miss you' when translated from English to Japanese?
grammatically correct answer:
There is no direct way to say "I miss you" in Japanese. Japanese people are not very direct and open about their emotions, as a result they have to express "I miss you" in a more round about way.
First, you need to know how you want to address the person:
- あなた (anata): very informal; used by both men & women to people they are very familiar with.
- 君 (kimi): same as anata, however it is more masculine; usually used by men
- (name)ーさん (-san): formal; when attached to the end of a name it means Mr./Mrs.
- (name)ーちゃん (-Chan): informal; when attached to the end of a name it changes it into a "nickname"
Here are two ways to express "I miss you"
- XXX に会いたい(です)。
- XXX がいなくて(私は)寂しい(です)。
i miss you - Anata ga inakute sabishii yo :)