How good are you with your basic Japanese?

It is far better to be well-acquainted with a language before using it in any way. In order to avoid embarrassing situations, or to provide you with a bit of fun or a challenge, there is this little quiz. Enjoy yourself and test your true knowledge.

Question 1:Easy enough: it’s evening and you come across a friend. What do you say in greeting to them?
Konnichiwa
Ohayo gozaimasu
Konbanwa
Moshi moshi
Question 2:You were rushing through the halls at work and you accidentally run into your boss! Now, what to say…?
Gomen nasai!
Gomen!
Sumimasen!
Don't say anything, just bow and go on
Question 3:Please wait a moment!
Matte yo!
Chotto matte kudasai
Samui desu ne
Nanigoto desu ka
Question 4:What do you say before eating?
Sugoi
Kampai
Watashi mo tabemono desu
Itadakimasu
Question 5:When you are going to part with a good friend, but you will see them again later, what do you say?
Sayonara
Ja ne
Sarabada
Doo itashimashite
Question 6:If someone is older and superior to you, what are they? And if you are younger and ‘inferior,’ what are you?
sempai; kohai
seme; uke
sensei; kyoushi
shounen; shoujo
Question 7:In the restaurant: when you order unagi, what are you ordering? What about when you order tako?
Tuna; sea urchin
Octopus; squid
Shrimp; eel
Eel; octopus
Question 8:You have just been given a large, impressive gift. How will you ever thank this person?
Domo arigato gozaimasu
Onegaishimasu
Domo
Omedetou gozaimasu
Question 9:To ask a friend how they are, you are likely to say...
Yoroshiku
Hajimemashite
Kore wa suki desu ka?
O genki desu ka?
Question 10:You are a foreigner, also known as:
gaijin
both gaijin and gaikokujin are correct
ganjitsu
gaikokujin
Question 11:Keep it up!
Ganbatte yo
Ikuzo
Shikari shite
Joodeki
Question 12:Yes, occasionally we will all want to yell at that pervert on the train. What to yell?
Bakayaro! Yamero!
Iya da, dame, yamete, hanasete!
Hentai! Te o dokete yo!
Kisama!
Question 13:Daijoubu ka?
Are you all right?
How do you feel?
What's happening?
What did you say?
Question 14:Sou desu ka
Is everything all right?
I understand
I can tell
Is that so? / Really?
Question 15:Yare, yare!
Don't!
Well, well! / Oh dear, oh dear!
Back off!
No, no!
Question 16:Bonus question: what are kawaii, sugoi, and genki, in that order? (Aside from being perhaps the most-used Japanese words in fanfiction and online that I know of.)
little; ugly; cool
pretty; cool; ugly
cool; pretty; kind
pretty; cool; energetic

This Quiz has been designed by Kenshin.