Post Reply Lesson 1 Greeting [ Updated ]
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Ohayoo - Good morning.
Ohayoo Gozaimasu - Good morning. (polite)
Konnichiwa - Good afternoon.
Konbanwa - Good evening.
Sayoonara - Good-bye.
Oyasuminasai - Good night.
Arigatoo - Thank you.
Arigatoo Gozaimasu -Thank you.
Sumimasen - Excuse me.; I'm sorry.
Iie - No.; Not at all.
Ittekimasu - I'll go and come back.
Itterasshai - Please go and come back.
Tadaima - I'm home.
Okaerinasai - Welcome home.
Itadakimasu - Thank you for the meal. (Before eating)
Gochisoosama - Thank you for the meal. (After eating)
Hajimemashite - How do you do? ( This has many meanings, but should be said only when you first meet someone.)
Doozo Yoroshiku. - Nice to meet you ( Said on first meeting also.)

Ohayoo is used between friends and family members, while Ohayoo Gozaimasu is used between less intimate acquaintances, similarly with Arigatoo and Arigatoo Gozaimasu. The rule of thumb is: if you are on a first-name basis with someone, go for the shorter versions. If you would address someone as Mr. or Ms., use the longer versions. To give a concrete example, the social expectation is such that students are to use the longer variants when they speak with a professor.

There are several good-bye expressions in Japanese, the choice among which depends on the degree of separation. Sayoonara indicates that the speaker does not expect to see the person spoken to until a new day arrives, or until fate brings the two together again, or until they meet again in the other world.

Jaa, mata can be used between friends or if you expect to see the other person again fairly soon.
Shitsureeshimasu can be used when you leave a professor's, boss', or someone of higher stature. This shouldn't be confused with ittekimasu.

Sumimasen means 1." Excuse me", to get another person's attention. 2. "I'm Sorry," to apologize for the trouble you have caused, or 3. "Thank you," to show appreciation for what someone has done for you.

Iie is primarily "No," a negative reply to a question. In the dialogue, it is used to express the English phrase "Don't mention it," or "You're welcome," with which you point out that one is not required to feel obliged for what you have done for them.

Ittekimasu and itterasshai is a common exchange used at home when a family member leaves. The person who leaves says ittekimasu, which literally means " I will go and come back." And the family members respond with itterasshai, which means " Please go and come back."

Tadaima and Okaeri are used when a person comes home. The person who arrives home says tadaima ( I am home right now) to the family members, and they respond with okaerinasai ( Welcome home ).



Practice

1. You meet your host family for the first time. Greet them.
2. It is one o'clock in the afternoon. You see your neighbor Mr. Yamada.
3. You come to class in the morning. Greet your teacher. Greet your friends.
4. On a crowded train, you stepped on someone's foot.
5. You dropped your book. Someone picked it up for you.
6. It is eight o'clock at night. You happen to meet your teacher at the convenience store.
7. You are watching TV with your host family. It is time to go to sleep.
8. You are leaving home.
9. You come back home.
10. You are going to start eating.
11. You have finished eating.
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Hajimemashte anoush desu douzoyoloshiku onegaishimasu.

watashi wa nihongo ga taisuki desu dakala nihongo o nalatte imasu
watashi wa itsumo machigatte imasu demo nihongo o nalaitaidesu.
oshiete kudasai.

practice no kotae desu :

1. hajimemashite
2.konnichiwa
3.ohayoo gozaimas(teacher) ohayoo( friends)
4.sumimasen , gomennasai
5.aligatou gozaimas
6.konbanwa
7.oyasuminasai
8.ittekimasu
9.tadaima
10.itadakimasu
11.gochisousamadeshta
Posted 2/10/08
1. Hajimemashite
2. Konnichiwa
3. Ohayo gozaimasu
4. Sumimasen, gomenasai
5. Arigatou gozaimasu
6. Konbanwa
7. Oyasumi
8. Itekimasu
9. Tadaima
10. Itadakimasu
11. Gochisousama.
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1. Hajimemashite.
2. Konnichiwa.
3. Ohayo gozaimasu.
4. Sumimasen.
5. Arigatou gozaimasu.
6. Konbanwa.
7. Oyasumi.
8. Ittekimasu.
9. Tadaima.
10. Itadakimasu.
11. Gochisoosama.
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1. Hajimemashite
2. Konnichiwa
3. Ohayo gozaimasu
4. Sumimasen, gomenasai
5. Arigatou gozaimasu
6. Konbanwa
7. Oyasumi
8. Itekimasu
9. Tadaima
10. Itadakimasu
11. Gochisousama.
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here goes...
1. hajimemashite
2. konnichiwa
3. ohayo gozaimasu
4. sumimasen, gomenasai
5. arigatou gozaimasu
6. konbanwa
7. oyasuminasai
8. ittekimasu
9. tadaima
10. itadakimasu
11. gochisoosama

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Posted 2/17/08
01. Hajimemashite.
02. Konnichiwa.
03. Ohayo gozaimasu.
04. Sumimasen.
05. Arigatou gozaimasu.
06. Konbanwa.
07. Oyasumi.
08. Ittekimasu.
09. Tadaima.
10. Itadakimasu.
11. Gochisoosama.
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practice:

1.hajimemashite
2. konnichiwa
3. ohayo gozaimasu
4. sumimasen
5. arigatou gozaimasu
6. konbanwa
7. oyasuminasai
8. ittekimasu
9. tadaima
10. itadakimasu
11. goochisoosama
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1.Hajimemashita
2. Konnichiwa Yamada-san
3. Ohayo gozaimasu sensai, ohayo!
4. Gomen Nasai
5. Arigato gozaimasu
6. Konbanwa sensei
7. Oyasuminasai
8. ittekimasu
9. tadaima
10. itadakimasu
11. gochisosama
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1. You meet your host family for the first time. Greet them.
~ Hajimemashite
2. It is one o'clock in the afternoon. You see your neighbor Mr. Yamada.
~ Konnichiwa Yamada-san
3. You come to class in the morning. Greet your teacher. Greet your friends.
~ Ohayoo Gozaimasu Sensei (for the teacher) Ohayoo Minna! (for friends and classmates)
4. On a crowded train, you stepped on someone's foot.
~ Sumimasen!
5. You dropped your book. Someone picked it up for you.
~ Arigato Gozaimasu
6. It is eight o'clock at night. You happen to meet your teacher at the convenience store.
~ Konbanwa Sensei
7. You are watching TV with your host family. It is time to go to sleep.
~ Oyasuminasai
8. You are leaving home.
~ Ittekimasu
9. You come back home.
~ Tadaima
10. You are going to start eating.
~ Itadakimasu
11. You have finished eating.
~ Gochisoosama
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1. You meet your host family for the first time. Greet them.
Hajimemashite. Rianne desu. Dozo Yoroshiku! *bow* lol
2. It is one o'clock in the afternoon. You see your neighbor Mr. Yamada.
Konnichiwa Yamada-san!
3. You come to class in the morning. Greet your teacher. Greet your friends.
Ohayo Gozaimasuu Sensei! Ohayo minna!!!
4. On a crowded train, you stepped on someone's foot.
Sumimasen
5. You dropped your book. Someone picked it up for you.
Sumimasen! Arigato Gozaimasu!
6. It is eight o'clock at night. You happen to meet your teacher at the convenience store.
Konbanwa Sensei!
7. You are watching TV with your host family. It is time to go to sleep.
Oyasuminasai
8. You are leaving home.
Ittekimasu!
9. You come back home.
Tadaima!
10. You are going to start eating.
Itedakimasu~!
11. You have finished eating.
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If anyone wants to make questions for people to answer your more than welcome to do so.

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ShunjiHanazawa wrote:

Practice

1. You meet your host family for the first time. Greet them.
>>> Hajimemashite.
2. It is one o'clock in the afternoon. You see your neighbor Mr. Yamada.
>>> Konnichiwa
3. You come to class in the morning. Greet your teacher. Greet your friends.
>>> Ohayoo Gozaimasu
4. On a crowded train, you stepped on someone's foot.
>>> Sumimasen Deshita.
5. You dropped your book. Someone picked it up for you.
>>> Arigato Gozaimasu.
6. It is eight o'clock at night. You happen to meet your teacher at the convenience store.
>>> Konbanwa.
7. You are watching TV with your host family. It is time to go to sleep.
>>>
8. You are leaving home.
>>> i forgot
9. You come back home.
>>> Tadaima.
10. You are going to start eating.
>>> Itadakimasu
11. You have finished eating.


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1. You meet your host family for the first time. Greet them.
- hajimemashite. yoroshiku!
2. It is one o'clock in the afternoon. You see your neighbor Mr. Yamada.
- konnichiwa Yamada-san
3. You come to class in the morning. Greet your teacher. Greet your friends.
- ohayou gozaimasu Sensei, Ohayou minna
4. On a crowded train, you stepped on someone's foot.
- ah Sumimasen!
5. You dropped your book. Someone picked it up for you.
-Sumimasen, arigatou
6. It is eight o'clock at night. You happen to meet your teacher at the convenience store.
- konbanwa sensei
7. You are watching TV with your host family. It is time to go to sleep.
- Oyasuminasai!
8. You are leaving home.
- ittekimasu!!
9. You come back home.
-Tadaima
10. You are going to start eating.
- itadakimasu!
11. You have finished eating.
- gouchisou-sama
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