How to Say No in Japanese: 11 Ways

Funny Japanese man in glasses and hat crossing his arms in a 'no' gesture

The Japanese are known for their politeness, but because of their polite nature, it can be hard to say no in a straightforward way. That’s why there are many ways to say no in Japanese! There are words for declining invitations, offers, and even disagreeing with someone else’s ideas or opinions. Each of them has … Read more