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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。
おはよう。
Ohayō.
Good morning.
おはよう。まだ眠いです。 おはよう。まだ眠いです。
おはよう。まだねむいです。
Ohayō. Mada nemui desu.
Good morning. I'm still sleepy.
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Good evening.
こんばんは。 こんばんは。
こんばんは。
Konbanwa.
Good evening.
こんばんは、佐藤さん、今日は寒いですね。 こんばんは、佐藤さん、今日は寒いですね。
こんばんは、さとうさん、きょうはさむいですね。
Konbanwa, Satō-san, konnichiwa samui desu ne.
Good evening, Ms. Sato, it's cold today.
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How are you?
お元気ですか。 お元気ですか。
おげんきですか。
O-genki desu ka.
How are you?
こんにちは、松島さん、お元気ですか? こんにちは、松島さん、お元気ですか?
こんにちは、まつしまさん、おげんきですか?
Konnichiwa, Matsushima-san, o-genki desu ka?
Hello, Mr. Matsushima, 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。
いかがおすごしですか。
Ikaga o-sugoshi desu ka.
How have you been?
What's up?
調子はどうですか。 調子はどうですか。
ちょうしはどうですか。
Chōshi wa dō desu ka?
What's up?
Long time no see.
お久しぶりです。 お久しぶりです。
おひさしぶりです。
O-hisashiburi desu.
Long time no see.
Hey!
おーい! おーい!
おーい!
Ōi!
Hey!
Good afternoon.
こんにちは。 こんにちは。
こんにちは。
Konnichiwa.
Good afternoon.
How's it going?
どうよ? どうよ?
どうよ?
Dō yo?
How's it going?
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。
またおあいできてうれしいです。
Mata oai dekite ureshii desu.
It's nice to see you again.
How's everything?
調子どうですか? 調子どうですか?
ちょうしはどうですか?
Chōshi wa dō desu ka?
How's everything?
How's your day?
今日は、どんな感じ? 今日は、どんな感じ?
きょうは、どんなかんじ?
Kyō wa donna kanji?
How's your day?
Yo!
おっす! おっす!
おっす!
Ossu!
Yo!
Hello!
こんにちは! こんにちは!
こんにちは!
Konnichiwa!
Hello!
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。
おあいできてこうえいです。
Oai dekite kōei desu.
It's nice to meet you.
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June 26th, 2017 at 10:28 am
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Konrad Naszynski san,
Konnichiwa.
We are sorry about that.
As you pointed out that 調子は is correct.

Amanjyaku1509 san,
Konnichiwa.
Well…some girls use them however, almost all girls do not.

Maruku san,
Konnichiwa.
We are sorry about the late reply.
The sentence must have は.

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Yuki 由紀
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May 15th, 2017 at 3:08 pm
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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.
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Maruku
May 14th, 2017 at 9:38 pm
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I would also like to know the answer to Konrad’s question. Thanks.

Tareq
May 5th, 2017 at 8:55 pm
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THIS WEBSITE IS AWESOME FOR LEARNING , ARIGATO

peter
May 4th, 2017 at 2:17 pm
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It would be better if you included casual/formal, male/female, business use etc, to make the various greetings more meaningful.

March 9th, 2017 at 7:32 pm
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aida さん、
こんにちは。

We’re glad you’re studying Japanese again and with us 😉

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😉

Cristiane
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aida
March 5th, 2017 at 5:28 am
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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.

Amanjyaku1509
February 26th, 2017 at 10:58 am
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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.

Konrad Naszynski
February 26th, 2017 at 12:40 am
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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?

Harvey Schorr
February 25th, 2017 at 11:21 pm
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Helpful, but it would be better if the speaker’s pace were a bit slower.