Japanese Greetings

This is a list of greetings in Japanese. Helpful when trying to check how others are doing or feeling during different times of the day.

Hi!: 今日は!
Kon-nichi wa!
Good morning!: お早ようございます!
Ohayoo gozaimasu!
Good afternoon!: 今日は!
Kon nichi wa!
Good evening!: 今晩は!
Konban wa!
Welcome!: ようこそ!
How are you? (friendly): お元気ですか?
O genki desu ka?
How are you? (polite): いかがお過ごしですか?
Ikaga o sugoshi desu ka?
What's up? (colloquial) : どうだい?
Dou dai?
I'm fine, thank you!: 元気です。どうも
Genki desu, doumo
And you? (friendly): あなたは?
Anata wa?
And you? (polite): あなたは、いかがですか?
Anata wa ikagadesuka?
Good: いいですよ
Iidesu yo
Bad: 良くないです
Yoku nai desu
Happy: うれしい   
Sad: さびしい
Thank you!: ありがとう
Thank you very much!: どおもありがとう
Doumo arigatou
You're welcome!: どういたしまして
Doo itasi masite
Have a nice day!: ごきげんよう
Go kigen you
Good night!: おやすみなさい
Oyasumi nasai
See you later!: あとで会いましょう
Ato de aimashoo
Have a good trip!: 良い旅を!
Yoi tabi wo!
It was nice talking to you!: あなたとお話しして、よかったです
Anata ni ohanasi site, yokatta desu

The above greetings in Japanese are essential to daily conversations. You are very likely to use at least one of them in any given day. Check out the next topic below or choose your own subject from the menu above.

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