Japanese Salutations

This series of Japanese lessons covers all the different Japanese salutations. From Hello to Good bye and everything in between, these lessons will help you become the ultimate in politeness when you encounter Japanese!

There are actually a few ways to say Good Morning in Japanese depending on the context of the conversation that you are having. Also, discover a few cultural tips about when it's appropriate to kiss each other on the cheeks when greeting, or whether a shake of the hand will do.

It wouldn't be Japanese if there wasn't a variety of ways to say Good bye in Japanese! In this lesson we’ll cover several common ways to say goodbye when talking to Japanese people.

Even saying Goodnight in Japanese has it's pitfalls! It's good to be aware of the Japanese cultural aspects when saying good night, or good evening.

How many ways can you say hello in Japanese? After this free Japanese lesson for beginners you’ll know more than just a simple Konnichiwa! Listen to the audio and follow the Japanese pronunciation. And don't be shy - go ahead and practice each Japanese word aloud!

How many greetings in Japanese do you know? “Ohayō gozaimasu" (Good morning) is a good start, but let’s try a few more. After this free audio lesson you’ll know some expressions to use at different times of the day, and for casual and formal occasions.

This free audio lesson is full of Japanese salutations you need to know! Just a few minutes with the Rocket Japanese team and you'll have a range of common Japanese expressions to use when socializing with Japanese people.

Ready to be on your best behavior? After this free Rocket Japanese lesson you’ll be able to say "thank you" in Japanese, "excuse me", "sorry", and use other polite words in Japanese with confidence. You’ll also know how to express your appreciation when someone is being helpful to you.

Knowing how to be polite in Japanese is essential for any Japanese language learner. After today’s free lesson you’ll be able to say sorry in Japanese in more than one way!

Knowing how to be polite in Japanese is essential for any Japanese language learner. After today’s free Japanese audio lesson you’ll be able to say thank you in Japanese, excuse me, sorry, and use other polite Japanese expressions with confidence.

Listen carefully to the Japanese pronunciation and practice saying the Japanese phrases aloud – you’ll have these mastered in no time!

There are a few ways to welcome someone in Japanese, but the most common or generic phrase you will hear is ようこそ (yōkoso).

Yoku dekimashita!
Sayaka Matsuura
Rocket Japanese

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