I am a relative beginner to Japanese and I would like to know how to say 'OK' (roughly equivalent to the Mandarin 好的)?


  • 大丈夫(だいじょうぶ) ですtranslates as "It is okay". I was able to translate each character individually on www.jisho.org with a general meaning of good, but could not find the characters combined in Japanese. – TutorJack-YouTube Jan 27 '17 at 19:45
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    In what situation? (either for "OK" or "好的") – broken laptop Jan 28 '17 at 4:03
  • How would you say 'it is', or 'OK'? -> I always thought "(Yes,) it is" was more like 的 ((はい、)そうです), and 好的 was more like "good/okay" ((はい、)いいです(よ)) – Chocolate Jan 28 '17 at 6:17

Just say :"はい". Or "わかりました" roughly equals to 好的 in Mandarin when you want to say you get what the other person was saying.

  • "It is." would be "そうですね" or "そうです" or "そう", when you agree with what the other person said. It's like saying "I know, right?" or 'Yeah." in English. – Davvvvad Jan 27 '17 at 21:04

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