Good Morning in Japanese

Greetings are an important part of any culture. In this lesson you'll learn how to say good morning in Japanese as well as other common Japanese greetings. These phrases will come in handy for your next trip to Japan!

Listen to the native speakers, and then go ahead and practice saying each Japanese phrase aloud.

You'll be a master of good morning in Japanese!

Resources for further reading:

How to say Good Morning in Japanese

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Rocket Record lets you perfect your Japanese pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!


おはよう ございます

Ohayō gozaimasu

Good morning

"Good morning" is one of the more popular greetings in Japan but you will also come across these phrases depending on the time of the day:




Hello / Good day



Good evening

おやすみ なさい

Oyasumi nasai

Good night

Greetings like “good morning” or “good afternoon” are incredibly important in Japanese. As the Japanese culture is more formal, going through the ritual of greeting another person is an important way of showing respect.

That’s it for today’s lesson.

If you want more lessons on Japanese salutations then I recommend that you check out the following:

Jā matta!

Sayaka Matsuura: Rocket Japanese

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