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When you meet or leave someone
Pronounce “n” and “ni” separately. It’s like “kon-nichiwa”.
Good morning. Ohayō gozaimasu.
The last vowel “u” is not clearly pronounced. It’s like “gozaimas”.
Informal Style: Ohayō.
Good evening. Konbanwa.
Used at the beginning of the conversation, not at the end.
Good night. Oyasuminasai.
Informal Style: Oyasumi.
In general, used when people will not see each other for some time.
Informal Style: Sayonara. (short “o” after y).
See you. Dewa mata.
See you tomorrow. Dewa mata ashita.
See you next week. Dewa mata raishū.
dewa: well, now or so
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