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From my limited vocab from anime, my rough translation would be:
I'm sorry, I was joking. How do you do ***-san.
I don't know what "wakarimasen" means though.. Annd that might be completely wrong cos like I said, it's only japanese I know from watching anime
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I'm sorry, (I) don't understand. I am (something). Nice to meet you mr. ****

that's what it says...

that (something) is... strange...
kuchiokashi:
???? Mouth cake
????? Rot oak

EDIT: it might be a name? then it is:
"My name is kuchiokashi".

both seem weird :S (I am a mouth cake, or I am a Rot oak, neither seems very likely)

How you should reply?
Depends on what you want to say:
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Hajimemashite ***-san, douzo yoroshiku. (Nice to meet you mr. *** + politeness).
Watashi ha (your name and NOT -san afterwards) desu.
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I don't know what he or she doesn't understand, so I don't know what you should reply to that..
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but that's a good start.
(if you wanna show off, in japanese it is:
?????????????????????
??????????
)
 

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What does this mean ?Â
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"Gomen nasai, wakarimasen. Watashi wa kuchiokashi desu. Hajimemashite ***-san"


Edit: How should i reply ?Â
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Sorry i don't understand. I am "kuchiokashi". Nice to meet you ***

that would be the most acurate translation
Jup. I guess a good reply would be:

A, *hisName*-san, Hajimemashite, *yourNameHere* desu.

A good idea might be you go get a travel guide Japanese. They tend to have at least some basic sentences you could use and with a little bit of luck if they have Japanese in them he can point out what he means to say and you can read the translation
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*edit* well wat Issac said was way better so stick to his suggestion
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. The travel guide thing might still be a good idea though.

P.s. wish we had exchange programs with Japan over here -.-

*edit2* if you feel like doing something you both understand btw (and you just need to kill some time) you could watch some anime. There are a few good topics around here someplace but if you want I could post a list of stuff I liked (and where to get it non-torrent
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) here. All subbed in english so you can follow and so can he (though he probably already knows a lot of the series).
 
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Thanks Scorpei I watch Naruto and One Piece but most of the stuff i learned for it is quite unusual to say to him like:

"Dattebayo"
"Baka"

and more
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Thanks Scorpei I watch Naruto and One Piece but most of the stuff i learned for it is quite unusual to say to him like:

"Dattebayo"
"Baka"

and more
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Hahaha
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. Telling him he is a baka would be bad yea
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. Anyway some stuff I liked was:

Ghost in the Shell (movies and possibly Stand Alone Complex) ---> a bit darker
Cowboy Bebop ---> darker but not too dark, pretty cool (cult even)
Death Note --> dark but cult
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Ergo Proxy --> same
Claymore --> dark subject but drawn relivly light
Outlaw Star --> not dark, sci-fi
Samurai Champloo --> not dark, by the same team (I think) as bebop
Black Lagoon --> nice
Karas (should be good, only watched #1 just now, wasn't too bad)
Kenichi --> a happy anime
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Shakugan no Shana is allright
Code Geass is a nice series for inbetween
CLANNAD (up to 9, after 9 isn't so good) --> a bit sensitive maybe
 

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however i found an online translator...

gomen - your pardon, declining (something), dismissal
watashi - I
wa - counter for birds, counter for rabbits
wa - counter for bundles
wa - ancient Japan
wa - ring, hoop, circle
wa - sum, harmony, peace
kuchiokashi - witty talking, joking
hajimemashite - How do you do? (id), Nice to meet you (id)
san - cut down
san - Mr or Mrs (suf)
san - three
san - Sun
san - acid
wa = a word (particle) that makes clear that the word before it is the subject, it's actually written as "ha" in hiragana
desu = can be placed at the end of a sentence after a noun, has no meaning but makes it polite

thats all i managed to get, hope it helps
 

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Its probably goes something like this:

Sorry, I don't Understand, I'm just joking. Its nice to meet you,

Could you explain the situation? language varies greatly depending on the context and situation.

If i was to list my watched anime, your eyes would explode from the insane amount.
 

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