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Posted 6/4/08
hi guys~~

i tried to find out what's the difference between hajimemashite and yoroshiku....
i see that yoroshiku is used mostly and hajimemashite is used once in a while...

but when would u use yoroshiku?!?! hajimemashite?!?
i really dont know...could someone give me an example in everyday life as to how to use it?

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Posted 6/4/08

LZhao91 wrote:

hi guys~~

i tried to find out what's the difference between hajimemashite and yoroshiku....
i see that yoroshiku is used mostly and hajimemashite is used once in a while...

but when would u use yoroshiku?!?! hajimemashite?!?
i really dont know...could someone give me an example in everyday life as to how to use it?

ONEGAISHIMASU


Hajimemashite is used when meeting a person for the first time (coz the verb hajimeru/hajimaru means -to begin-)
Douzo yoroshiku is used when u introduce urself (or when u're asking s.one a favor).

so when u meet s.one 4 the first time u should say:

"hajimemashite. (watashi wa can be omitted) Lzhao desu ( dunno ur real name.. but Japanese usually say their surname n then their name). Douzo yoroshiku" (sth like pleased 2 meet u)..
u can use both expression 2gether..

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Posted 6/4/08

reira86 wrote:


LZhao91 wrote:

hi guys~~

i tried to find out what's the difference between hajimemashite and yoroshiku....
i see that yoroshiku is used mostly and hajimemashite is used once in a while...

but when would u use yoroshiku?!?! hajimemashite?!?
i really dont know...could someone give me an example in everyday life as to how to use it?

ONEGAISHIMASU


Hajimemashite is used when meeting a person for the first time (coz the verb hajimeru/hajimaru means -to begin-)
Douzo yoroshiku is used when u introduce urself (or when u're asking s.one a favor).

so when u meet s.one 4 the first time u should say:

"hajimemashite. (watashi wa can be omitted) Lzhao desu ( dunno ur real name.. but Japanese usually say their surname n then their name). Douzo yoroshiku" (sth like pleased 2 meet u)..
u can use both expression 2gether..

^^


i see, but can u ever use hajimemashite by itself?
and...say, if u ran into someone ur "somewhat" familiar to, like u've seen them once or twice or something, could u use yoroshiku and drop the hajimemashite and the watashi wa?
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LZhao91 wrote:
i see, but can u ever use hajimemashite by itself?
and...say, if u ran into someone ur "somewhat" familiar to, like u've seen them once or twice or something, could u use yoroshiku and drop the hajimemashite and the watashi wa?


well..

1.i think u can use hajimemashite by itself

douzo yoroshiku is extremely formal.. but if u meet sone who's higher than u (dunno.. ur boss maybe :P) u should be as formal as possible.. (so it's better if u use it.. imao )

n

if u ran into someone ur "somewhat" familiar to, like u've seen them once or twice or something

u don't need hajimemashite anymore... coz u already know this person

if it's a friend.. u can simply say konnichiwa or sth like that..
if u meet sone higher than u.. then i think u can say ohayou gozaimasu (formal.. good morning) / konbanwa (goood evening..) n so on
whoever-u-r-san

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Posted 6/17/08 , edited 6/17/08
Acording to the book I am learning from "Hajimemashite" is translated "How do you do"
example:Hajimemashite, Takashi desu.
How do you do I am Takashi
example:Dozo yoroshiku onegai shimasu.
Nice to meet you.
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hajimimashite = how do you do
dozoyoroshiku = nice to meet you
you can use them one after the other when introducing yourself but dozoyoroshiku is usually abbreviated to dozo.
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Posted 7/16/08 , edited 7/16/08
according from the last book i saw, aside from using "Dozo Yoroshiku" you can also use "Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu" i don't know the difference of them though, but i think, Yoroshiku Onegaishemasu, can also be use when your asking a favor. According to one of my seniors, Dozo Yoroshiku also means, "Pls be nice to me" but i don't know whether thats true or not, i took foreign language subject, in our reference that word means "Nice to meet you"
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Posted 8/2/08
i only remember

yoroshiku onegaishimasu

which means

please take care of me.
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Posted 8/11/08
dozo yoroshiku means please be kind to me
dozo being please yoroshiku coming from yoi meaning nice or good.
But I think your spose to say it after hajimemashite.


like: hajimemashite, jakari des.
(how do you do, Im jakari)
dozo yoroshiku
(please be kind to me)
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Posted 8/19/08

Hanpan wrote:

according from the last book i saw, aside from using "Dozo Yoroshiku" you can also use "Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu" i don't know the difference of them though, but i think, Yoroshiku Onegaishemasu, can also be use when your asking a favor. According to one of my seniors, Dozo Yoroshiku also means, "Pls be nice to me" but i don't know whether thats true or not, i took foreign language subject, in our reference that word means "Nice to meet you"


Are u learning from the book by the " teach yourself"series' "beginner's japanese" by helen gilhooly ?? o.O
Posted 8/23/08

lucky_star_witch wrote:


Hanpan wrote:

according from the last book i saw, aside from using "Dozo Yoroshiku" you can also use "Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu" i don't know the difference of them though, but i think, Yoroshiku Onegaishemasu, can also be use when your asking a favor. According to one of my seniors, Dozo Yoroshiku also means, "Pls be nice to me" but i don't know whether thats true or not, i took foreign language subject, in our reference that word means "Nice to meet you"


Are u learning from the book by the " teach yourself"series' "beginner's japanese" by helen gilhooly ?? o.O


hmm... I have a "teach yourself" book... i dont know who the author is... lemmi check
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Hajimemashite is nice to meet you
this is very important to be said if its the first time you meeting and introducing yourself

yoroshiku onegaishimasu should be good enough after you finish a sentence
This is particularly use when you attend a new school and working in a new section
or doing something with another person
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Posted 12/18/08

LZhao91 wrote:


reira86 wrote:


LZhao91 wrote:

hi guys~~

i tried to find out what's the difference between hajimemashite and yoroshiku....
i see that yoroshiku is used mostly and hajimemashite is used once in a while...

but when would u use yoroshiku?!?! hajimemashite?!?
i really dont know...could someone give me an example in everyday life as to how to use it?

ONEGAISHIMASU


Hajimemashite is used when meeting a person for the first time (coz the verb hajimeru/hajimaru means -to begin-)
Douzo yoroshiku is used when u introduce urself (or when u're asking s.one a favor).

so when u meet s.one 4 the first time u should say:

"hajimemashite. (watashi wa can be omitted) Lzhao desu ( dunno ur real name.. but Japanese usually say their surname n then their name). Douzo yoroshiku" (sth like pleased 2 meet u)..
u can use both expression 2gether..

^^


i see, but can u ever use hajimemashite by itself?
and...say, if u ran into someone ur "somewhat" familiar to, like u've seen them once or twice or something, could u use yoroshiku and drop the hajimemashite and the watashi wa?


yeah u can use hajimemashite by itself. if like your having an 'omiai' (wedding meeting) or you know that persons name n they know yours... 4 EXAMPLE (dosen't have 2 be this situation. can be a blind date like that. like you already know that person's name n they know urs) :
*meets someone for the first time during omiai or blind date whatever* You say: Hajimemashite
That person says : Hajimemashite
*continues conversation by saying ur name introducing and bla, bla, bla*
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Hajimemashite is "Nice to meet you for the first time.

Douzo yoroshiku is a saying that means, "please do good things for me." Another example is like you say it to a superior at work and it's their responsibility to guide you.

A more formal way to say it is "douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu". A more informal way is just saying "yoroshiku"
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Hajimemashite : Way of introduction. Usually goes first before your name.
Douzo Yoroshiku: Is basically like: I'm under your care/please take care of me. Usually goes at the end of an introduction.
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