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Glossary of Japanese For Busy People I - Useful Daily Expressions

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おはよぅございます。
Good morning! Used until about 10 A.M.
こんいちは。
Hello. A rather information greeting used from about 10 A.M. until sundown.
こんばんは。
Good evening.
さやぅなら。
Good-bye.
しつれいします。
Good-bye. Used on more formal occassions.
おやすみなさい。
Good night. Said at night before going to bed.
いってらっしゃい。
So long. (lit "Go and come back.") Said to members of a household as they leave the house.
いってまいります。
So long (lit. "[I'm] going and coming back.) Reply to いってらっしゃい。
ただいま。
I'm back. (lit "[I have returned] Just now.") Said when returning home.
おかえりなさい。
Welcome home. Reply to ただいま。
おげんきですか。
How are you? (lit. "Are you well?")
ではまた / じゃまた
Well then... Said informally when parting from relatives or friends.
ありがとございます。げんきです。
Fine, thank you.
おめでとぅございます。
Congratulations.
おだいじに。
Take care of yourself.
どぅもありがとぅございます。
Thank you very much.
どぅいたしまして。
You're welcome.
すみません。
Excuse me. I'm sorry.
ちょっとまってください。
Wait just a moment, please.
もぅいちどおねがいします。
Once more, please.
おさきに。
Pardon my going first (before you). Said when leaving the office or a meeting ahead of other people.
どぅぞおさきに。
Please, go ahead.
きをつけて。
Take care!/Be careful!
あぶない。
Look out! (lit. "It's dangerous.")
だめです。
Out of the question./Impossible./No good.
がんばってください。
Keep your chin up! Said to encourage someone.

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