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Explanation: This is the usual phrase for "How are
you" in Japanese.
The Japanese characters for it are:
Hope this helps.
This is everyday Japanese conversation
J_R_Tuladhar Local time: 20:26 Native speaker of: English, Nepali PRO pts in pair: 14
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7 hrs confidence:
ikanga desu ka?
Explanation: ogenki desu ka though used as "how are you" of english , but it literally means "how is your spirit"."ikanga Desu ka" is a more accurate translation though not used in everyday japanese greetings.
Explanation: Respectively written as お元気ですか？/元気？/元気だった？ in Japanese.
Just to offer clarification, the first one is the polite way of saying "how are you". The second one and the third one can are used in casual conversation. The word "Genki" itself means "energetic or in high spirit" but the three phrases above are the most frequently used when a person wants to say "how are you" in daily conversation.
mimichan Local time: 09:41 Native speaker of: Japanese PRO pts in pair: 16