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
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
Hello / Byeこんにちはkonnichiwa
Good morning / Good Dayおはようohayou
Good eveningこんばんはkonbanwa
Good nightおやすみoyasumi
Welcome! (informal)ようこそ!youkoso!
Welcome! (formal)ようこそ!youkoso!
Welcome back!また会えたね!mata-aetane!

Farewell

EnglishJapaneseJapanese
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
Goodbye!さよなら!sayonara!
Sleep well!ぐっすりおやすみ!gussuri-oyasumi!
So long!また!mata!
See you tomorrow!またあした!mata-ashita!
Farewell!さよなら!sayonara!
Get out of here!叩け!tatake!
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