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Happy Father’s Day in Japanese Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Culture, Grammar

It’ almost the end of May, believe it or not. Time is flying by these days. Before we know it, Father’s Day will be here soon. Since I discussed Mother’s Day in my last post, I thought I would talk about Father’s Day next. Father’s Day is always celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June in Japan. It is not a public holiday, but many people celebrate by thanking their fathers on this special day just for fathers.

Why not send your father a special note of thanks on Father’s Day. If you are leaning Japanese, you can try one of these expressions below. 🙂  If you are just starting to learn Japanese, try one of the simple messages below.

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お父さん、父 (おとうさん、ちち)

Otosan, chichi



Father’s Day

父の日 (ちちのひ)

Chichi no hi


Happy Father’s Day

父の日 おめでとうございます。(ちちのひ おめでとう ございます。)

Chichi no hi omedetou gozaimasu.



Dad, thank you for everything.

お父さん 色々 ありがとう。 (おとうさん いろいろ ありがとう)

Otosan iroiro arigatou



Dad, thank you for working hard always.

お父さん いつも 一生懸命 働いてくれて ありがとうね。 (おとうさん いつも いっしょうけんめい はたらいて くれて ありがとうね。)

Otosan itsumo issho kenmei hataraite kurete arigatoune.



Today is Father’s Day. Please relax and enjoy.

今日は 父の日 だから ゆっくして    楽しんでね。 (きょうは ちちのひ だから ゆっくりして たのしんでね。)

Kyo wa chichi no hi dakara yukkuri shite tanoshin dene.



Dad, please stay healthy for long years to come.

お父さん いつまでも 元気でいてね。 (おとうさん いつまでも げんきでいてね。)

Otosan itsumademo genkide itene.



Dad, please be careful not to over drink.

お父さん お酒の 飲みすぎには 気をつけてね。 (おとうさん おさけの のみすぎには きをつけてね。)

Otosan osakeno nomisigu niwa kio tsuketene.



I am so thankful to have a father like you. Happy Father’s Day.

お父さん のような 父親が いてくれて 本当に 感謝 しています。父の日 おめでとう。

(おとうさん のような ちちおやが いてくれて ほんとうに かんしゃ しています。ちちのひ おめでとう。)

Otosan no youna chichioya ga itekurete hontou ni kansha shiteimasu. Chichi no hi omedetou.


How are you planning on spending Father’s Day this year? Do you have any family tradition? Share with me if you can! 🙂

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About the Author:keiko

Born and raised in Japan. She currently lives in U.S. with her husband and two kids.


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