Greetings

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                                    Hajimemashite.                               How do you do?

                                                Yoroshiku onegai shimasu.          Nice to meet you.

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Ohayō.                                   Good morning. (casual)

 

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Ohayō gozaimasu.              Good morning. (polite)

 

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Konnichiwa.                          Good afternoon.

 

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Konbanwa.                           Good evening.

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Sayōnara.                              Good bye.

 

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Sumimasen.                                    Excuse me. / IÕm sorry.

Iie.                                           No problem.

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Arigatō.                                  Thanks. (casual)

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Arigatō gozaimasu.             Thank you. (polite)

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Ittekimasu.                            IÕll go and come back.

Itterasshai.                            Please go and come back.

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Tadaima.                               IÕm home.

Okaeri nasai.                                    Welcome home.

 

 


Itadakimasu.                                    Thank you for the meal.   

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Gochisō sama.                    Thank you for the meal.

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Oyasumi nasai.                   Good night.

 

 

GENKI: AN INTEGRATED COURSE IN ELEMENTARY JAPANESE. Tokyo Japan: The Japan Times.