40 greetings - Good morning, Hi and Hello in Japanese

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Japan is an ancient country with more than 47 provinces, each with its own culture and dialect. In addition, Japan has a formal and respectful language. This makes it possible to have thousands of ways to greet each other in Japanese. In this article you will discover 40 ways to say Hi or Hi In japanese.

Let's start with the most common ways to say hi in Japanese. The greetings that we will see below are used in everyday life when meeting a person. We will not go into details in expressions like good afternoon and good night. We recommend reading our other Japanese greetings and greetings article.

Good morning, Hi and Hello in Japanese

  • 1 - Ohayou gozaimasu - おはようございます - Good morning - formal;
  • 2 - Ohayou - おはよう - Good morning - informal;
  • 3 - Kon'nichiwa - こんにちは - Good afternoon / Hello;
  • 4 - Konbanwa - こんばんは - Good night (when meeting);
  • 5 - Moshi moshi - もしもし - Hello on the phone;
  • 6 - Ossu -  おっす - Used among close male friends;
  • 7 - Yo - よぉ! - A super casual hello used by young people;
  • 8 - Yahho! - やっほ ~ - A cute way to say hello, used by girls;
  • 9 - Yah! - やぁ! - Similar to the expression yo;
40 cumprimentos - bom dia, oi e olá em japonês

Other greetings in Japanese

  • 10 - tadaima! - ただいま! - I'm back - Used only when you get home or somewhere;
  • 11 - saikin dou? - 最近どう - What about the news? How have you been lately? (informal);
  • 12 - (o) hisashiburi - お久しぶり - How long ago? Some say it directly;
  • 13 - (o) genkidesuka - お元気ですか? - It's all right? How are you? Can be used directly;
  • 14 - dou yo - どうよ? - How's it going? - Do not say this during an action, as you can refer to it;
  • 15 - Ooi - おーい - Equivalent to Hey, used a lot when shouting at someone in the distance;
  • 16 - Doumo - どうも - A way to say thanks, but it also means hello or bye;
  • 17 - Otsukare - お疲れ - A way of thanking you for your work, but it can be a compliment when you haven't seen your co-worker at the end of the day;
  • 18 - Maido - 毎度 - A way of saying welcome to my store (Kansai) or thanking you for your presence (maido ari);
  • 19 - Irasshai - いらっしゃい - Welcome - Compliment used by shopkeepers;
  • 20 - Dore Dore - どれどれ - An expression that means “What do we have here?”, But is loosely used as hello;
40 cumprimentos - bom dia, oi e olá em japonês

Oi and Olá in other Japanese dialects

  • 21 - Haisai - ハイサイ - Oi and Olá in the dialect of Ryuukyuu and Okinawa;
  • 22 - Niihaou - ニーハオ - Equivalent to Hello in Chinese;
  • 23 - Haroo - ハロー - Equivalent to Hello from English;
  • 24 - Uissu - ういっす - An alternative way of saying ossu;
  • 25 - Hayaina - はやいな (も) - A way of saying ohayou in the dialect of Mie, Wakayama and Aichi;
  • 26 - Haeno - はえのー - Good morning in the Miyazaki dialect;
  • 27 - Chuusu - チュース - Popular in the 90s, adaptation of the word Tschuss from the German language;
  • 28 - Onroo - おんろー - Hello from the Tsugaru dialect;
  • 29 - Eetenkidee - ええてんきでぇ ~ - Compliance with the Fukui dialect;
  • 30 - Tasshanaka - たっしゃなか - Compliance with the Wakayama dialect;
  • 31 - Haenou - はえのう - Compliance with the Miyazaki dialect;
  • 32 - Chiwa - ちわっ - Abbreviation of konnichiwa, used by men, gives the idea of hey;
  • 33 - Chiwassu! - ちわっす! - Alternative to Chiwa, used by men;
  • 34 - Chuu wuganabira - 今日拝なびら - Hello in the Okinawa dialect;
  • 35 - Haitai - はいたい - Hello in the Okinawa dialect, used by women;
  • 36 - Ukimisoochii - 起きみそーちー - Good morning in the Okinawa dialect;
  • 37 - Ohayousan - おはようさん - Good morning in the region and Kansai dialect;
  • 38 - Ohayougansu - おはよがんす - Good morning in the Iwate dialect;
  • 39 - Koncha - こんちゃ - Abbreviation for konnichiwa;
  • 40 - ncha - んちゃ - Another abbreviation for konnichiwa;

The video in English below shows 10 ways to say hi and greet:

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