How to Say “I can’t wait!” in Japanese

How do you say “I can’t wait!” in Japanese?

Today’s phrase is :

I can’t wait!



  • I = わたしは watashiwa
  • can’t wait = 待てない matenai

The literal translation of “I can’t wait!” is “わたしは待てない!(watashiwa matenai)”, but we do not usually say like that. “楽しみ!(tanoshimi)” sounds more natural in this case.

If you want to speak politely, you can say :


 tanoshimi desu

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