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English to Japanese: Learn Greetings, Farewells and Goodbyes in Japanese
For those looking to improve on your basic Japanese vocabulary - especially when it comes to learning greetings in Japanese and the Japanese good byes, you may find this page useful. With a little help, everyone can learn to give the proper Japanese greetings or good byes with our English to Japanese greetings dictionary!

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View this list of Japanese greetings and goodbyes with translations from: Japanese to English or English to Japanese
(Words in bold added during the last update. Latest additions can also been seen on our LearnJapaneseCL twitter page.)

Saying hello in Japanese:

Hello / Good day / Good afternoon - Konnichiwa / こんにちは
Good morning - Ohayou (gozaimasu)* / おはようございます
Good evening - Konbanwa / こんばんは

Hello - Moshi moshi / もしもし (Used when answering the telephone)

Nice to meet you - Hajimemashite / はじめまして
It's been a while - Ohisashiburi desu / おひさしぶりです

Saying Goodbye in Japanese:

Good bye - Sayounara / さようなら (More final, for longer absences)
Good night - Oyasumi nasai / おやすみなさい (Said to those going to bed)

Well, see you later - Sore dewa, matane
See you tomorrow - Sore dewa mata ashita
Well, later then - Ja matte ne
Later / See ya - Ja ne

I'm leaving first - Osaki ni (Said by those leaving the office)
Thanks for all your hard work - Otsukare sama deshita (Response to 'osaki ni')

Japanese terms used when leaving and entering the home:

I'm off - Ittekimasu (Said by those who are leaving the house, to those who are staying)
Take care - Itterashai (Said by those who are staying in the house, to those who are leaving)

I'm home - Tadaima / ただいま (Said when returning home)
Welcome home - Okaeri (nasai)* / おかえりなさい (Response to 'tadaima')

Sorry to bother you - Ojamashimasu (Said when entering someone else's home)

* - gozaimasu (ございます) / nasai (なさい) added for politeness.

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- Come home soon
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- I will miss you
- I will see you soon
- Talk to you soon
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