Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com!" Ohio goes," your Japanese friend says to you. " At least that's what you thought you heard; so you answer, "No, that's 'Go Buckeyes.'" Your friend laughs and says, "I'm telling you, 'Good morning,' in Japanese. I thought you were learning Japanese." Now it's your turn to laugh. "I am learning Japanese, but it's football season, and that greeting sounds almost exactly like 'Ohio goes.'" Your Japanese friend is amused and says, "I wonder how many other greetings for the day sound familiar like that one?" And the two of you start running through the standard greetings of the day in Japanese. "Good morning," "good afternoon," "good evening," and "good night," all come in for your careful scrutiny of the Japanese to see if any of them sound familiar. "The closest you come to another phrase is, "Oh yea, Sue needs a seat," but nothing is as close as that "Ohio" phrase. You and your friend share a good laugh over the peculiar similarity between the Japanese phrase for "Good morning," and your favorite football place. You won't have a hard time remembering that Japanese greeting anymore!Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese! This Basic Japanese video lesson covers the important Japanese greetings everyone must have for saying, "good morning," "good evening," and so on in polite Japanese. You'll be able to use the right Japanese phrase at the right time of day, no matter what time of day it is. And you'll learn the difference between the casual and more polite forms of the phrases. These are just the phrases you need to begin most any conversation in Japanese. Visit us at JapanesePod101.com where you will find many more fantastic Japanese lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!