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Common Ways to Say Hello

Common Ways to Say Hello

日本語でする一般的な挨拶
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Good morning.
おはよう。 おはよう。
Good morning.
おはよう。まだ眠いです。
Good morning. I'm still sleepy.
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おはよう。 おはよう。
Good morning.
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Good evening.
こんばんは。 こんばんは。
Good evening.
こんばんは、佐藤さん、今日は寒いですね。
Good evening, Ms. Sato, it's cold today.
こんばんは。 こんばんは。
Good evening.
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How are you?
お元気ですか。 お元気ですか。
How are you?
こんにちは、松島さん、お元気ですか?
Hello, Mr. Matsushima, how are you?
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お元気ですか。 お元気ですか。
How are you?
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How have you been?
いかがお過ごしですか。 いかがお過ごしですか。
How have you been?
いかがお過ごしですか。 いかがお過ごしですか。
How have you been?
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What's up?
調子はどうですか。 調子はどうですか。
What's up?
調子はどうですか。 調子はどうですか。
What's up?
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Long time no see.
お久しぶりです。 お久しぶりです。
Long time no see.
お久しぶりです。 お久しぶりです。
Long time no see.
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Hey!
おーい! おーい!
Hey!
おーい! おーい!
Hey!
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Good afternoon.
こんにちは。 こんにちは。
Good afternoon.
こんにちは。 こんにちは。
Good afternoon.
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How's it going?
どうよ? どうよ?
How's it going?
どうよ? どうよ?
How's it going?
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It's nice to see you again.
またお会いできてうれしいです。 またお会いできてうれしいです。
It's nice to see you again.
またお会いできてうれしいです。 またお会いできてうれしいです。
It's nice to see you again.
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How's everything?
調子どうですか? 調子どうですか?
How's everything?
調子どうですか? 調子どうですか?
How's everything?
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How's your day?
今日は、どんな感じ? 今日は、どんな感じ?
How's your day?
今日は、どんな感じ? 今日は、どんな感じ?
How's your day?
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Yo!
おっす! おっす!
Yo!
おっす! おっす!
Yo!
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Hello!
こんにちは! こんにちは!
Hello!
こんにちは! こんにちは!
Hello!
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It's nice to meet you.
お会いできて光栄です。 お会いできて光栄です。
It's nice to meet you.
お会いできて光栄です。 お会いできて光栄です。
It's nice to meet you.
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avatar JapanesePod101.com Monday at 3:08 pm

Hello Peter,

Thank you for posting.
You can find more information on the various forms of greetings in our audio lessons like these:
https://www.japanesepod101.com/2009/07/28/survival-phrases-s2-4-basic-greetings/#lc_vocabulary_list
https://www.japanesepod101.com/2009/09/15/survival-phrases-s2-11-business-greetings-welcome/#lc_vocabulary_list

We hope it helps.
Check our search bar too to find more related lessons!

Hello Tareq,

Thank you for your kind feedback!

Let us know if you have any question.
Cheers,
Lena
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar Maruku Sunday at 9:38 pm

I would also like to know the answer to Konrad’s question. Thanks.

avatar Tareq Friday at 8:55 pm

THIS WEBSITE IS AWESOME FOR LEARNING , ARIGATO

avatar peter Thursday at 2:17 pm

It would be better if you included casual/formal, male/female, business use etc, to make the various greetings more meaningful.

avatar Japanesepod101.com Thursday at 7:32 pm

aida さん、
こんにちは。

We’re glad you’re studying Japanese again and with us :wink:

Please continue practicing and soon you’ll remember a lot of what you’ve learned.

@Amanjyaku1509さん
@Konradさん,

Thank you for posting.

Soon our team will give you a reply

@Harveyさん
Thank you for your feedback.
It is important to try to get the language pronunciation speed, although it may seem at first. Please keep practicing and soon you’ll do great.
Also, you can check the audio or video lessons, which you can adjust the “playback speed” (it’s a button with “1x” written on it) to your liking.
This lesson has the greetings in Japanese, for example:
https://www.japanesepod101.com/2011/01/03/absolute-beginner-1-say-hello-in-japanese-no-matter-what-the-time-of-day/

If you have any further doubts, please let us know :wink:

Cristiane
Team Japanesepod101.com

avatar aida Sunday at 5:28 am

3 decades passed I learned these words and phrases seems forgotten but now it’s slowly refreshing my memory again and it stir up my desire to learn more. Hontoni domo arigatou for sharing these for free.

avatar Amanjyaku1509 Sunday at 10:58 am

I haven’t been to Japan in decades. Do girls really say Ooi and Ossu? I was surprised by it, but admit to finding it somewhat charming.

avatar Konrad Naszynski Sunday at 12:40 am

For “How’s everything?”

There is a discrepancy between the kanji and hiragana version. The hiragana has a “は” after “ちょうし”, but there isn’t one after the kanji (調子) version. Why is this?

avatar Harvey Schorr Saturday at 11:21 pm

Helpful, but it would be better if the speaker’s pace were a bit slower.