Basic Greetings

Today, I learned some basic greetings for various times of the day.

  • Good morning (polite) : おはようございます ( Ohayō gozaimasu )    To be less formal, you can remove 'gozaimasu', creating: おはよう ( Ohayō )
  • Hello, Hi, and also Good Afternoon: こんにちは ( Konnichi wa )    Suitable for all politeness levels.
  • Good Evening: こんばんは ( Konban wa )   Used after sunset.
  • Good Night: おやすみなさい ( Oyasuminasai )   To be less formal, drop the 'nasai': おやすみ ( Oyasumi )
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