Basic Channel - What can I say to NAO

If you do not know what you could say to NAO , try one of the following sentences.


These sentences are the canonical forms. A canonical form is the standard. Some of variants can also work. For example, you can also try “How can I call you?” for “what’s your name?”

Prerequisite : Autonomous Life : ON - Basic Channel : ON

Meet NAO

French - Japanese - Chinese - German - Spanish - Italian


English Japanese
Hello こんにちは
Good morning おはよう
Good afternoon
Good evening こんばんわ
Nice to meet you 初めまして

Small talk

English Japanese
How are you? 調子はどう?
Nao! ナオ
Thank you ありがとう

End of interaction

English Japanese
Goodbye さようなら
Goodnight おやすみ
See you later またあとで
Have a good day よい 一日を
Take care お大事に
I’m going to sleep そろそろ寝るね
I have to go 行きます
I’ll come back soon すぐ戻ってきます
Have a nice weekend よい週末を
See you tonight また今夜
See you tomorrow また明日
See you Monday [1] また月曜日
See you next week また来週

[1] Try also with other weekdays.

Ask for information

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English Japanese
What did I say?
Can you repeat? もう一回言って


English Japanese
What are your applications? どんなロボアプリあるの?
How can I start an application? どうやってロボアプリ使うの?

Date & time

English Japanese
What time is it? 今何時ですか?
What day is it? 今日何日ですか?
Tell me the current year 今年はなんねんですか?


English Japanese
What languages do you speak? 何語が話せるの?


English Japanese
Tell me your current volume 音量レベルを教えて
How can I change your volume? 音量変更するにはどうするの?
What is your minimum volume? 一番小さい音量はいくつ?
What is your maximum volume? 一番大きい音量はいくつ?

Battery level

English Japanese
How long does it take you to charge? バッテリー充電するどれくらい?
How much autonomy do you have? バッテリーどれぐらい?
What is your battery level? バッテリーありますか?
Do you need charging? 充電しますか?
Are you hungry? お腹すいていますか?
What is your exact battery level? 正確なバッテリーレベル教えて
Are you plugged in? 充電してますか?
Are you charging? 充電中ですか?
Do you want me to plug you in? 充電器を差し込みましょうか?

Internet connection

English Japanese
What is your IP address? IPはなんですか?
Give me your wifi IP address ワイファイのIPアドレス教えて
Give me your ethernet IP address 有線のIPアドレス教えて
Give me your bluetooth IP address ブルートゥースのIPアドレス教えて
What is your webpage? ウェブページのアドレス教えて
I want to configure the Internet ワイファイはどうやってつなぐの?
Are you connected to the wifi? ワイファイに接続されてる?
Are you connected to the internet? ネットに接続されてる?

Modify settings

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English Japanese
Speak English 英語で話して

Try also with the other supported languages: English, Japanese, Japanese, Chinese, German, Spanish and Italian (the corresponding language packages must be installed on your robot beforehand).

Note: when NAO is asked to speak another language, the language is changed and remains changed, i.e. asking NAO to speak a language has the same effect as modifying his settings.


English Japanese
Speak softer 音量を下げて
Speak louder 音量を上げて
Set the volume to the minimum 音量を最小にして
Set the volume to the maximum 音量を最大にして
I want to set the volume at 35 [2] 音量を35に設定して
I want to change the volume 音量変更するできますか?

[2] Try also with other values between 20 and 100.

Silent mode

In silent mode, NAO will still listen but will make specific gestures instead of answering.

English Japanese
Stop talking だまってて
You can speak again もう一度話していい

Shutdown, restart & sleep mode

English Japanese
Can you shutdown? 電源切って
Can you restart? 再起動して
Go to sleep お休みしてて

Make NAO move

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English Japanese
Turn your engines on 硬質を有効
Turn your engines off 硬質を外して
Can you stand up? 立って
Can you sit down? 座って
Can you lie down? [3] 横になって
Can you crouch? しゃがんで

[3] Try also: Can you lie on your belly / on your back?


English Japanese
Can you raise your arm? [5] 手を上にあげて
Can you raise your arms? 両腕を動かして
Can you stretch your arm? [5] 腕を広げて
Can you stretch your arms? 両腕を広げて

[5] Try also with left / right arm.


English Japanese
Let’s shake hands! 握手しましょう
Can you open your hand? [6] 手をあけて
Can you open your hands? 両手をあけて
Can you close your hand? [6] 手をとじて
Can you close your hands? 両手をとじて
Can you move your hand? [6] 手を動かして
Can you move your hands? 両手を動かして
Hands up! 手をあげて
Can you put your hands behind? うでをうしろに回して
Can you wave bye bye? 手を振って
Hide yourself いないいないバー やって

[6] Try also with left / right hand.

Impossible moves

English Japanese
Can you touch me? 触れて
Can you point at me? 指差して
Can you cross your arms? うでをうでくみして
Can you dab? ダブして
Can you turn your head 180 degrees? 頭を180度回して
Can you walk? 歩ける
Can you roll? 転がれる
Go backwards バックして
Can you run? 走れる
Can you jump? ジャンプして
Can you spin? 体まわって
Can you do a backflip? ばく転して
Can you do push ups? うでたてして
Can you stand on one foot? 片足で立ってみて
Can you fly? とべる

Make NAO do something

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English Japanese
Can you sing? 歌歌える
Sing Ring around the Rosie リングアラウンドザロージーを歌って
Sing Mary had a little lamb メリーさんの羊を歌って
Sing Row row row your boat 船を漕ぐを歌って
Sing Do Re Mi ドレミを歌って
Sing Hello Robots 今日はロボットを歌って
Sing the ABC song ABCを歌って


English Japanese
What can you do? 何ができるの?
What cannot you do? 何ができないの?
What can we talk about? 何をお話しできるの?


English Japanese
Launch <application name> <> お願い
<trigger sentence of the application> <>
Launch an application randomly ランダムにロボアプリを起動して

Learn more about NAO

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Personal information

English Japanese
Can you introduce yourself? 自己紹介して
What’s your name? 名前はなんですか?
What’s your nickname? あだ名ありますか?
Can I change your name? あなたの名前変更したい
How old are you? 何歳?
How old is Pepper? ペッパーは何歳?
How old is Romeo? ロメオは何歳?
When is your birthday? 誕生日はいつ?
What is your job? 仕事あるの?
Are you a boy or a girl? おことかおんなか?


English Japanese
How tall are you? 身長いくつ?
How much do you weight? 体重どれくらい?
What are you made of? 何でできていますか?
What color are you? 何色ですか?
How many fingers do you have? 指が何本ありますか?
What is the meaning of your fingerprints? 指紋の意味はなんですか?
What is your tablet for? なんでタブレットがあるの?
Do you have microphones? マイクはありますか?
Where are your microphones? マイクはどこにあるの?
Do you have speakers? スピーカーはありますか?
Where are your speakers? スピーカーはどこですか?
How many wheels do you have? 車輪は何個ありますか?
Do you have cameras? カメラはありますか?
Where are your cameras? カメラはどこにありますか?
Do you have sensors? センサーはあるの?
Where are your sensors? センサーはどこにありますか?
How many articulations do you have? どれほど自由なの?


English Japanese
How fast can you go? 時速何キロで移動できるの?
Do you understand my emotions? 私の気持ちわかりますか?
How you detect emotions? どうやって感情読み取るの?
Can you remember me? 私のこと記憶できる?
Can you keep a secret? 秘密を守ることはできる?
Can you see me? 私の事が見える?
How do you recognize me? どうやって私を見てるの?
How do you track me with your eyes? どのように間を見るの?
Can you hear me? 聞いてる?
Can you understand me? 私の話してることわかる?
How many words do you know? 語彙力はどれぐらいあるの?
How do you understand what I say? どうやって私の言っていることを理解しているの?
How do you speak? どうやって話してるの?
How do you move forward? どうやって進んでるの?
How do you move? どうやって動いてるの?


English Japanese
Where do you come from? どこで作られたの?
Why are you called Nao? なぜナオと 呼ばれているの?
What does Nao mean? ナオはどういう意味ですか?
Who called you Nao? 誰がナオと呼んだの?
Tell me more about Softbank Robotics Softbank Roboticsは何の意味ですか.


English Japanese
Are you kind? 優しいですか?
Are you cool? かっこいいですか?
Are you smart? 頭がいいですか?
Can I trust you? 信用できるの?
What do you think about humans? 人間についてどう思いますか?
Do you like humans? 人間が好きですか?

Humanoid robot

English Japanese
Are you human? 人間ですか?
Are you alive? 生きてますか?
Are you conscious? 意識ありますか?
Do you eat? 食べれるの?
Do you drink? 飲めるの?
Do you know the laws of robotics? ロボットの三法則って知ってますか?
Who is Asimov? アシモフって誰?
Are you a robot? ロボットですか?
What is a humanoid robot? ヒューマノイドロボットって何?
What is a robot? ロボットって何?
Will robots replace humans? ロボットは人間をのっとりますか?
Are robots dangerous? ロボットは危険?

Other robots

English Japanese
Who is Pepper? ペッパー って誰?
Talk about Pepper ペッパーについて教えて
I know Pepper ペッパーのことを知っています
Who is Romeo? ロメオって誰?
Talk about Romeo ロメオについて教えて
I know Romeo ロメオのことを知っています
When will Romeo be available? ロメオはいつ発売 されるの?


English Japanese
Do you have siblings? 兄妹いるの?
Do you have parents? ご両親はいるの?
Do you have a child? 子供いるの?
Who is your father? お父さんは誰ですか?
Do you have friends? 友達いるの?
What’s your friend’s name? 友達の名前はなんですか?
Do you want to be my friend? 友達になれますか?