English to Japanese
Say hello in Japanese?
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How do you write hi in Japanese?
"Konnichiwa" means hello in Japanese. This is a more fromal way to say hello, so when you answer the telephone or talking with close friends. Instead, the less formal way to say hello is "Moshi Moshi". Like in English, we use different greetings for time of day. To say good morning, say "Ohayo Gozaimasu". To say good evening or good afternoon, say "Konban wa". When you are very close to someone and want to say hello, say "Domo". If you are meeting someone for the first time, say "Hajimemashite Yoroshiku Onegaishimasu", which means hello, pleased to meet you. For audio of the Japanese words, see the related link below.