Japanese greetings

日本語RomajiEnglish meaning
ありがとうございますArigatou gozaimasuThank you
どういたしましてDou itashimashiteMention not
おめでとうございますOmedeto gozaimasuCongratulations
おはようございますOhayo gozaimasuGood morning
こんにちはKonnichiwaHello / Good afternoon
こんばんはKonbanwaGood evening
おやすみなさいOyasuminasaiGood night
もしもしMoshi moshiHello (on phone)
お名前は何ですかO namaewa nan desukaWhat is your name?
私は__ですWatashiwa ___ desuI am ____
お元気ですかOgenki desukaHow are you?
元気ですGenki desuI am fine
只今TadaimaI am just back home
いらっしゃいませIrasshaimaseWelcome (home, shop, hotel etc.)
行ってきますItte kimasuI will go and come back
いってらっしゃいItterasshaiYes please / bon voyage
ようこそYoukosoWelcome
いただきますItadakimasuI will have it
乾杯KanpaiCheers 🍻
ごちそうさまでしたGochisou sama deshitaThank you for treating me
失礼しますShitsurei shimasuWhile entering senior’s cabin / Excuse me
お大事にOdaijiniGet well soon
よいお年をお迎えくださいYoi otoshi o omukae kudasaiHappy new year (till 31st Dec)
明けましておめでとうございますAkemashite omedetou gozaimasuHappy new year (from 1st Jan)
では又Dewa mataSee you soon
さようならSayounaraBye

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