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Konnichiwa

hello, nice to meet you

Ohayo gozaimasu

Good morning - gozaimasu is more formal

Madonna-desu

I'm Madonna - the ending "su" is silent

Dozo yoroshiku

nice to meet you

Sayonara

Good bye - between friends and family, jâ, jâ-ne (see ya). Kids may say bai bai (bye)

Konbanwa

Good evening

Oyasumi-nasai

good night

Hai

yes, also used as various reply

Dômo

literally "a lot". Used as thank you, hello, good-bye, see you later etc

Dôzo

like please. Please help yourself, sit down, go ahead - encouraging someone to do something

Sumimasen

excuse me - when interrupting. Also used as sorry and thank you

Irasshaimase

welcome greeting at shops. Shops, fast food store, petro station, restaurants. Issasshaimase, Konnnichiwa has become a standard greeting at casual style shops for young people.

Hajime-mashite

literally "first time". Nice to meet you

Yoroshiku (onegaishimasu)

expressing that you count on the person's good will, favourable treatment, hospitality etc.

Shitsuire-shimasu

sorry to interrupt, entering someone's office, room, house

Shitsuire-shimashita

apology, formal

Gomen-nasai

apology, informal

Sayônara

good-bye

Ja

well, then, used as good-bye

Mata raishu

again, next week - see you next week

Mata ashita

again, tomorrow - see you tomorrow
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this is the common one...half of it already know...arigatoo for this~~~
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Posted 8/17/08
ty alot i onli knew d time of day..
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wheee ~ =3

new words in me brain!

arigato! =3
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happy birthday is a greeting ryt ??
so how do you say that in nihongo ??
^__^
thanks ..
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-MiSa- wrote:

happy birthday is a greeting ryt ??
so how do you say that in nihongo ??
^__^
thanks ..


tanjoubi omedetou (casual)

otanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu (formal)
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Posted 10/11/08

-MiSa- wrote:



happy birthday is a greeting ryt ??
so how do you say that in nihongo ??
^__^
thanks ..


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Posted 6/15/09
do you have the kanji of these greetings?
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thanks ..
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konnishiwa! Angela desu. ARIGATO!
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