Before we take a deep dive into Japanese conversations, let’s get some basics down. This lesson will teach you how to say hello, goodbye, see you tomorrow and other useful phrases in Japanese.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Japanese“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Saying Hello and Goodbye

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Vocabulary

Greeting

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Hiragana)
Japanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
Hello / Byeこんにちは!こんにちは!konnichiwa!
Good morning / Good Dayお早う御座います!おはようございます!ohayou gozaimasu!
Good eveningこんばんは!こんばんわ!konbanwa!
Good nightおやすみ!おやすみ!oyasumi!
Welcome! (informal)ようこそ!ようこそ!youkoso!
Welcome! (formal)ようこそ!ようこそ!youkoso!
Welcome back!お帰りなさい!おかえりなさい!okaerinasai!

Farewell

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Hiragana)
Japanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
Goodbye!さよなら!さよなら!sayonara!
Sleep well!ぐっすりお休み!ぐっすりおやすみ!gussuri oyasumi!
So long!じゃまた!じゃまた!jya mata!
See you tomorrow!また明日!またあした!mata ashita!
Farewell!さよなら!さよなら!sayonara!
Get out of here!ここから出ていけ!ここからでていけ!kokokara deteike!
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