Japanese Greetings

Welcome to the greetings section for the Japanese language. Knowing the basic greetings are an important part of learning Japanese - you'll always use them! Learn the basic Japanese greetings with free audio flash cards from a native and the Lingo Dingo review game!

Japanese mini-course

English Japanese
Good morning. ohayo gozaimasu
Good afternoon. kon-nichiwa
Good evening. (greeting) konbanwa
Hello, my name is John. Hajimemashite. Jon to mooshimasu.
What is your name? Onamae wa nanto osshaimasuka.
How are things? Dodesuka, cho-oshiwa.
Fine, thanks. Eeh, okagesamade.
How are you? Ogenki desuka.
I am fine. Genki desu.
Nice to meet you. Oai dekite yokattadesu.
Goodbye. Sayoonara
See you later Mata kondo.

Greetings in Japanese

Now that you've mastered the basic Japanese greetings, you can move on to other important parts of the Japanese language, but don't forget to come back and practice! This list of Japanese phrases will get you closer to speaking in complete sentences. There is also a list of Japanese words which will help you as well. The Japanese verbs will help you describe what you like to do. There are many free and paid resources for you to learn Japanese.