How to say hi in Japanese?

##How to say hi in Japanese? Hi in Japanese (Ya) A super simple greeting to start of with.Ya is casually between friends.its more of an exclamation to grab the attention of the person who comes to meet and greet or the friend or family .

Say hi in Japanese :

In japan people greet with each other by bowing .A bow Can ranging from small nod of the head to a deep bend at the waist.A deeper longer bow can indicates respect it is for the people who are more respectful then the serving person.

Conversely a small nod with the head is casual and informal.If the greeting takes place on tatami floor people get on their knees to bow .Biw is a sign of respect if you gets a bow you should immediately bow back .

Japanese culture is a polite and respectful culture .And the same as culture Japanese language is also respectful and Polite.It is the most polite language in the world.So when they greet someone they show extra ordinary respect to everyone.

Do you want to say “hi” or “hello” in Japanese?

The word (aisatsu) means greeting in Japan .And you will need to know your greeting in Japanese.If you want to start a conversation cessation in Japanese ! Greetings are one of the most simple phrases to learn and you will say them all the time .

People may already know about the simple greeting phrases of Japanese language like Konnichiwa.But Konnichiwa is not how to greet someone simply especially if someone is close to you.

How to say Hi or Hello depends on the situation and whom we are greeting.Lets teach you simple greetings of Japanese which may help you when to planned a visit to Japan .

:black_small_square: “Hi” in Japanese: (Ya)

A very simple greeting to start off with (Ya).It is usually casual between friends .It is more of an exclamation to grab attention.Is it very common to greet with friends and coworkers with (ya) or (aah) .

These two words are followed by the name like” Ya chan” means hi chan . You could ever omit the exclamation and only greet someone with their name to say “hi”.

:black_small_square: “Hello” in Japanese: (Konnichiwa)

Konnichiwa is “hello” in Japanese but its not used as often as you think .It is somewhat formal so it would sound a bit awkward to say it to a friend.

While it’s normal in some cultures to exchange short friendly greetings to those you pass on the street that’s a big no no in Japan.You wouldn’t greet a passing stranger with Konnichiwa.Its mainly used in semi formal situations like in an office space.

** How to ask someone name in Japanese **

How to say “ my name” in Japanese is quite simple .You could say it two ways : ( Namae wa -desu)

** Some simple goodbyes in Japanese **

Here are some ways to say goodbye in formal and semi formal ways :

~I’ll see you later -Mata aimashou
~Take care - ki wo Tuskete
~See you tomorrow! - Mata ■■■■■■ !
~See you soon ! - Mata ne

** HEllo in Japanese **

If you ever watched at least one anime series ,you probably already know this : hello in Japanese is Konnichiwa.It most probably does since Konnichiwa is undeniably the most common Japanese greeting.Thanks to some of the most influential anime of the all times such as Dragon ball Z ,death note and Naruto a lot of people are living outside Japan know at least a few words in Japanese and Konnichiwa is definitely one of them .
But back in days when Japanese proplemet they would address each other with Konnichi wa gokiken ikaga desu ka? ( how are you feeling today ) .Overtime These expressions became shorter shorter until they ultimately transfered to Konnichiwa we all use today to greet eachother .
Also keep in mind that is only used in day time between day and evening.When it comes to using it in various social contexts oh should know that Konnichiwa can be used safely in all kind of situations (only between day and evening not in early morning or late night ).
It is except for those who are family or close friends .It could be very awkward to use Konnichiwa when to meet your Japanese friend so in this situation you should basic informal words such as :

:black_small_square: ossu- used exclusively between male friends and the relatives around the same age.It is similar to ‘hey dude ‘ or ‘hey man’ in English .
:black_small_square: yaho - extremely informal typically used by girls (boys often use yo) but suitable for the young people .

** How to say Hello on Phone in Japanese**
(Moshi Moshi )

Unlike English which uses the same hello for a lot of times and situations and for lot of social context, but in Japanese people answer their phone by saying Moshi Moshi .It sounds cute also .

** Good morning in Japanese **

Good morning In Japanese is -Ohayō gozaimasu is the best choice for greeting some one in early morning hours.unlike Konnichiwa it is informal and more suitable for the people who you don’t know or they are strangers and the people of authority like your boss or your teacher .

** Good evening in Japanese **

Konbanwa is how you should greet people in late afternoon or evening hours like Ohayō gozaimasu konbanwa can be use as hello and goodbye also .If you are leaving you can also say oyasumi nasai to say good bye in Japanese at night .But only when you leaves as this Japanese phrase is not typically used as a greeting .

** Good night in Japanese **

Oyasuminasai is how you should greet people when you are leaving late night hours . But only in late hours it is working don’t ever say it when to meet some one it is not a typical greeting .
Tip : Morning and evening are most carefully delimited in the Japanese culture than in the west .

** Good bye in Japanese **

Another greeting we get from the Japanese and sometimes used In a day to day conversation in English is Sayōnara ,a greeting which carries the connotation farewell and translate to good bye .

Sayōnara derived from Sayō naraba ( if that’s the way it is ) a phrase that originally used by people before leaving in a way that would sum up a conversation .Nowadays Sayōnara is semi formal way to say good bye in Japanese.

Although, notorious abroad Japanese people don’t really use a Sayōnara .For informal situations that involve close friends they prefer using Bai Bai Which translates to you guessed it “bye bye” in English , jaa ne which translates to “see you “ or saraba da which is equivalent to “adios” .

** The Japanese BOW **

Every hello in Japanese is usually accompanied by a bow the western word equivalent to a hand shake .Our advice would be to not skip the bow if you really want to feel like you belong .
The Japanese bow is an essential part of the culture of respect and etiquette in Japan .When you meet someone you say Konnichiwa and you bow a sign of respect .If you receive a bow , you immediately bow back .
A simple but powerful gesture that perfectly embodies the beauty of Japanese culture .So here are the main things you know about the Japanese cultural bow :

~ Bowing lower is a sign of respect thus you should always bow lower to people you don’t know or to people in a position of authority;

  • 15 degrees bow are for the people that you are fimilar with.
  • 30 degrees bow are for the people you just met or are of higher social status than you .
  • 45 degrees bow are used for greetings only if you meet a very important person like the emperor or the prime minister .

** Basic conversations in Japanese **
If you don’t want to stop at just thank you or hello in Japanese here are few more Japanese phrases that are fairly easy to remember and definitely make all the difference for your trip to Japan :

:black_small_square: Hello ! How nice it is to see you !
Konnichiwa! Anata ni futatabi aete ureshi desu !

:black_small_square: How are you ?
Genki ?

:black_small_square: Fine ,thanks .And you ?
Genki desu , Arigato .Anata wa

:black_small_square: Everything is fine .
Subete junchodesu

:black_small_square: What is your name ?
Anata no Namae wa nandesu ka ?

:black_small_square: My name is Jackie .
Watashi no Namae wa Jackie desu .

:black_small_square: I am pleased to meet you .
Anata ni aete koie desu.

:black_small_square: Nice to meet you .
Oaidekite ureshidese .

Mostky asked question ?

###Q1: Is every person in Japan bow when they greet ?
Yes the bow is in third DNA .As the Japanese culture is too beautiful same as the language the Japanese bow is a part of their culture .This is the sign of respect .

###Q2: What is the words used for Hi and hello in Japanese ?
In Japanese the word Ya is used for the hi and the word Konnichiwa is used to say hello when you meet to someone in Japan.

###Q3: What is a one main thing which includes in basic etiquettes of Japanese culture ?
We all heard about the famously polite Japanese bow and about the big emphasis Japanese people place on the respect of hierarchy in the family and etiquettes in general .

###Q4: What is the word use for thank you in Japanese?
The world like Konnichiwa used for hello the word Arigato is used for the thank you in Japanese.When you are pleased with some one say Arigato .

###Q5: What is the Japanese version of where are you from ?
As we can ask anyone in English where are you from ,when you meet someone you can say Anata wa doko Kara ■■■■■■■■■ ka when you ask for the Living place of anyone in Japan.

###Q6: What is 45 degree bow indicates ?
The 45 degree bow are used for greetings only if you meet a very important person like emperor or the prime minister.

###Q7: How we can say goodbye in semi formal way ?
In Japan when you are leaving or you want to say good bye you can use Sayōnara .It is a semi formal way to say good bye or to sum up the conversation .

##Q8: How I can say hello on phone in Japanese?
Unlike English which uses the same hello for a lot of different social context the Japanese language has a dedicated “hello” for answering the phone with Moshi Moshi .

###Q9: Is Japanese culture a strict Culture?
No not at all Japanese culture is a culture of love ,respect , loyalty, etiquettes .They spread love by greeting each other on their occasions and also greet with open arms to the visitors and outsiders .

###Q10: How I ask for anyone’s name in Japanese ?
In Japanese like ya and Konnichiwa this is also very simple to ask someone for his or her name , you can simply say Anata no Namae wa nandesu ka .


Though Japanese culture is a very beautiful culture as like this the Japanese language is also very much nice and cute.You can lean it with less effort in some days if you are planning a visit to Japan.
It is very easy to start a conversation in Japanese by saying Ya or Konnichiwa.But you can just take care of the basic traditional ethics of the Japanese culture and the exact timing of phrases.