How would Shakespeare say Good Evening?
Good eventide? Nope. Shakespeare never once uses this phrase. Good even? Shakespeare used it eleven times.
Shakespeare uses the word "evening" twenty-one times. He never ever uses the word "eventide".
So often when people are asked to provide words or expressions that they think Shakespeare might have used, they come up with things he never did use, but which sound "old" to the untutored ear. In fact, most of Shakespeare's words and expressions are just the same as those we use today.
None of the characters in Shakespeare's plays say "Hello" or "Hi" or "Whassup?" How do they greet each other, then? If it is morning, "Good Morning", or more usually "Good Morrow" which means the same. If it is day time, "Good Day" If it is evening, "Good Even" which means the same as "Good Evening"
Bonsoir, mon ami(e) *Bonsoir is the correct translation of good evening, but for "friend" you would say Bonsoir, mon ami (male) or Bonsoir, mon amie (female) The plural would be Bonsoir, mes amis. Alternatively, if you wanted to say "have a good evening" as a farewell, you would simply say Bonne soirée.
You can either say "tráthnóna" (traw-no-nah) or "oiche" (ee-hah) for evening as there isn't really a specific word for this. "Tráthnóna" typically means "afternoon" but you can use it to refer to early evening. "Oiche" usually means night but it would be appropriate to use it for late evening. So to say good evening would be "Oiche maith duit" or "Tráthnóna maith duit" - maith is said like the "mo" in "mop"
It is somewhat archaic. You could say "Mr. Jones goes out for walks of an evening" which is correct, but which also is not how this idea would usually be conveyed. In modern usage it would be more normal to say, "Mr. Jones goes out for walks in the evening." There are other possible contexts for that phrase as well such as, "Evening is my favorite time of day; I never get tired of an…
To say GOOD AFTERNOON you would say konichiwa To say HOW ARE YOU you would say o genki desu ka making GOOD AFTERNOON HOW ARE YOU konichiwa, o genki desu ka To say GOOD MORNING you would say ohiogoziemas To say GOOD EVENING you would say Kownbonwa Those are the polite ways of greeting people in Japanese. Arigato means thank you in japanese.
Good day can be said any time during daylight hours. You can also say 'good morning' in the morning or 'good afternoon' in the afternoon or 'good evening' in the evening. However at night you may not say 'good night' unless you are going to bed. As a greeting at night you should rather use 'good evening'.