What do Japanese say in greeting?
"Sorry" in English is translated to "Sumimasen" in Japanese. "You're Welcome" in English is translated to "Doo itashimashite" in Japanese. To say someone's name, you say "<last name>-san" For example, "Clark-san" in Japanese is "Mr. Clark" in English. "-San" means "Mr. or Mrs." and it is polite to place "-San" after their last name when greeting them.
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.
こんにちは (konnichiwa) is the typical Japanese mid-day greeting. It's literal meaning is actually "As for this day", but through language patterns has since become a greeting (think of how many terms in English have had their meanings changed over the years). Because of the time this greeting is used, it could be translated as "Good Afternoon" (and it would perhaps be more correct to do so in most situations), though it is most commonly translated…