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Remember in our previous lesson, we learned こんにちは。 (Konnichiwa) is a general greeting meaning hi or hello. In this lesson, we are going to learn more general greetings おはようございます。 (Ohayō gozaimasu.) こんばんは。 (Konbanwa..) and おやすみなさい。
(Oyasuminasai.) おはよう。 (ohayō.) means good morning and おはようございます。 (Ohayō gozaimasu.) is a more polite way to say it because ございます (gozaimasu) increases the politeness level of the phrase. As we learned, こんにちは。 (Konnichiwa.) is a general greeting that means hi or hello but it can also mean good afternoon. こんばんは、 (Konbanwa.) means good evening and usually people use it after sunset. おやすみなさい。 (Oyasuminasai.) is usually used before going to bed. This phrase comes from the verb やすむ。 (yasumu.) which means to take rest or to go to bed. お(o) is a prefix used to make a phrase polite. So this literally means please go to bed in a polite way.
So now, you learned all the basic greetings to use throughout the day. Let’s practice. おはようございます。 (Ohayō gozaimasu.) こんにちは。 (Konnichiwa.) こんばんは。 (Konbanwa.) おやすみなさい。 (Oyasuminasai.)
Now it’s time for Hiroko’s hint. When you want to say おはようございます。 (Ohayō gozaimasu.) or おやすみなさい。 (Oyasuminasai.) to your friends or family, you can say おはよう。 (Ohayō.) or おやすみ。 (Oyasumi.)

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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みなさん, What greeting would you use where you are right now? It’s evening here in Tokyo, so こんばんは! :smile:

August 13th, 2016 at 2:14 pm
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Ashleighさん、
わかりました。 :smile:
おやすみなさい。
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Ashleigh
August 5th, 2016 at 10:20 am
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it is bed time for me, so I would say おやすみなさい

thank you for the lesson. あリがとうございます。

July 4th, 2016 at 11:39 am
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Konnichiwa.
You have us so please read dialogues and repeat after podcast.
Also you can write sentences about yourself and read and memorize them. :smile:
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John
June 23rd, 2016 at 9:46 am
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I don’t know how to practice japanese in the US, please give me some advice,

Arigatou, John

April 14th, 2016 at 10:16 am
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クリストファーさん
こんにちは。 :smile:
そうですか。わかりました。
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クリストファー (Cristofer)
April 2nd, 2016 at 9:33 am
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こんいちは! It is late afternoon (the sun is still out) here in the United States of America.

March 21st, 2016 at 10:57 pm
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Andy san,
Konnichiwa.
I really understand the difficulty.
However, practice makes you perfect. :wink:
ganbatte kudasai.
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Andy
March 14th, 2016 at 10:03 am
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I’m fairly confident about most times of the day but I struggle with pronouncing Oyasuminasai as I keep tripping over my tongue as I try to speed up. It’s bedtime here now so I have to say it again. Oyasuminasai.

March 2nd, 2016 at 5:51 pm
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Hilary
こんにちは。
You are welcome. :smile:
Thank you for your positive feedback.
Please enjoy other lessons, too.
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Hilary
February 26th, 2016 at 10:24 pm
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I would use おはようございます。(Good Morning)
Thanks for making this helpful video! :smile: