How to Say “Say Cheese!” in Japanese

How do you say “Say Cheese!” in Japanese?

Today’s phrase is :

Say Cheese!


 hai chīzu

We often say “はいチーズ” when we take pictures.

“チーズ” means “cheese” … yes, “はいチーズ” comes from “Say Cheese”.

The difference between English and Japanese is that the person taking a picture says “はいチーズ”, but the people in the picture say nothing. They do not say “チーズ”, just give him/her a big smile.