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How to say Goodbye in Japanese Posted by on May 27, 2013

Last post was about how to say hello in japanese. As there are many ways to say hello, there are also many ways to say good-bye. The most well-known word for good-bye is probably さようなら (sayounara). I am sure you’ve heard さようなら before, but actually it means like good-bye forever or for a very long…

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Hello in Japanese Posted by on May 23, 2013

Basically hello is translated こんにちは (kon-nichi-wa) but the japanese greetings also depend on the time of the day. In the morning you often use おはようございます (ohayou gozaimasu) as hello. When you speak to friends and family the  おはようございます is often abbreviated to おはよう (ohayou). Around noon or afternoon it is こんにちは(kon-nichi-wa) and like you say…

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