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Greetings

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Learn Japanese greeting phrases which are used in everyday life.
In Japanese language, there are various greeting phrases according to the situation or season.
But, the daily greetings are simple. We introduced common phrases in everyday situation.
Let's learn it and use it today.


hajimemashite

How do you do, Pleased to see you; To the person whom you meet for the first time

ohayoo gozaimasu

Good morning

konnichiwa

Good afternoon

konbanwa

Good evening

oyasumi nasai

Good night

ja mata

See you, Bye

mata ashita

See you tomorrow

sayoonara

Good-by

hisashiburi

Long time, no see

o-genki desu ka?

Are you fine?; It is often translated into "how are you", but it's not used to the people whom you meet every day like English "how are you?", but to the people whom you meet after a long time. Ohayoo, konnichiwa and atsui desu ne etc. are used to the people whom you meet every day.

atsui desu ne

It's hot, isn't it?; These expressions on weather are used as daily greetings, like English "How are you?".

samui desu ne

It's cold, isn't it?

ii tenki desu ne

It is a fine day, isn't it?

gomennasai

I'm sorry; Casual expression of apology

sumimasen

Excuse me, Sorry; In daily conversation, suimasen is overwhelming often used and it is also used as a light apology. The polite form is Sumimasen.

itte kimasu

Said when you go out. (lit. Go and come back)

itterasshai

Reply to itte kimasu

tadaima

When you return your home or office.

okaerinasai

Reply to tadaima

o-saki ni shitsurei shimasu

When you leave office earlier than others.

otsukaresama deshita

1) Reply to o-saki ni shitsurei shimasu
2) When you finished something which you did with others such as a meeting.

o-saki ni doozo

Go ahead

ki o tsukete

lit. "be careful", To the person who will go to travel like "Have a nice trip" in English.

omedetoo gozaimasu

Congratulations

ki ni shinaide

Don't mention it

doozo o-hairi kudasai

Please come in

doozo o-kake kudasai

Please have a seat

doozo o-suwari kudasai

Please sit down, Please have a seat

Ganbatte!

Good Luck!, do your best, try hard

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