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Common Greetings, Leave-Taking, and Polite Express


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はじめまして
how do you do?
よろしく
nice to meet you (casual)
すみません
excuse me
はい
yes
どうも ありがとう ございます
thank you (formal)
そうです
it is so
おはよう
good morning (casual)
どうもありがとう
thank you
しつれいします
sorry to interrupt
どうぞ よろしく
nice to meet you (formal)
これ
this
こんにちは
good afternoon
おなまえは
what is your name?
めいし
business card
おかげさまで、げんきです
thanks to you I'm fine
どうも
thanks (colloquial shortening)
おげんきですか
how are you?
じゃ
see you (very informal)
おはようございます
Good morning (polite)
おひさしぶりですね
I haven't seen you in a long time (formal)
そうですね
Is that right?
ええ、おかげさまで
Yes, thanks to you
じゃまた
See you later (casual)
いいおてんきですね
The weather is nice, isn't it?
おやすみなさい
Good night (formal)
こんばんは
Good evening
ええ、げんきです
Yes, I am fine
しばらくですね
I haven't seen you in a long time (informal)
ではまた
See you later (formal)
さようなら
Good-bye
おやすみ
Good night (informal)
どうぞ
Please
どうぞよろしく
Nice to meet you (formal)
どういたしまして
You are welcome
けっこうです
No thanks
おねがいします
I'll have that
ごめん
your pardon
ごめんなさい
excuse me
こちらこそ
You are welcome; not at all
いって きます
I'm off for school/ work (upon leaving a place you will come back to later) (casual)
いって まります
I'm off for school/ work (upon leaving a place you will come back to later) (formal)
いって いらっしゃい
have a good day (to someone leaving and coming back later)
いって いらっしゃいませ
have a good day (to someone leaving and coming back later) (very polite)
ただいま
I am home (upon coming back home from school or work)
おかえり
Welcome back (informal/ casual)
おかえり なさい
welcome home
おかえり なさいませ
welcome home (very polite)
いただきます
expression of gratitude before meals (lit. I will receive (this))
ごちそう
feast; to treat (someone, e.g. to a meal)
ごちそうさまでした
word used after one has been treated (esp. used after a meal) (lit. It was a feast) (formal)
かんぱい
cheers
おめでとう ございます
congratulations! (formal)
おだいじ に
Take care of yourself (to someone who is sick)
おき を つけて
Take care (to someone who goes away) (formal)
だいじょうぶ ですか
Are you all right?
はい、だいじょうぶ です
Yes, I'm all right
がんばって ください
Good luck/ do your best (formal)
メリー クリスマス
Merry Christmas!
あけまして おめでとう ございます
Happy new year! (formal)
きんがしんねん
Happy New Year! (casual)
おたんじょうび、おめでとう ございます
Happy birthday! (formal)
ごけっこん、おめでとう ございます
Congratulations on your marriage!