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19:32 Jan 19, 2002
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: hello?
she's never been to japan and she can't speek english. please be as kind and paitient with her as you can. i'd doubt any of you can speek english, but if you can please by all means speek to her. NOW about me. i'm the shopper type. SO if you wanna get to know me better, i'll see ya all at the mall on friday!!! thanks for the time!!
sakuya
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5Hajime mashite / Kon nichi wackawasaki
4Konnichiwa/Moshi-moshi/Gokigennyoumimichan
4"kon-nichiwa" or" moshi, moshi"nyasue
2Kon-nichiwa?
Antoinette Verburg


  

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"kon-nichiwa" or" moshi, moshi"


Explanation:
Kon-nichiwa is for the face-to-face daytime greeting. "Moshi, moshi" is for the telephone call.

I hope this will help her.

nyasue
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Kon-nichiwa?


Explanation:
See reference.


    Reference: http://www.travlang.com/languages/cgi-bin/langchoice.cgi
Antoinette Verburg
Netherlands
Local time: 21:23
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
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Konnichiwa/Moshi-moshi/Gokigennyou


Explanation:
Most of the time, if you are talking to someone face-to face, I would recommend "Konnichiwa," if you are talking to someone on the phone, "Moshi-moshi." If I am posing some information on the bulletin board and want to use "hello" as a head title, I might also try "Konnichiwa""Gokigenyou."
Even though the following words do not corespond to "Hello," if you are posting somethin on the bulletin board, I would also go for "Kongo mo Yoroshiku (Onegai shimasu.)

mimichan
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Hajime mashite / Kon nichi wa


Explanation:
Most of time "kon nichiwa" is used for face to face greeting in the afternoon. It does not mean you can not use in the morning or night either. If she wants to use the word "politically correct", use "Kon nichiwa" in the afternoon.
"Hajime masehite" is when you say hello to the person you meet and greet first time. Is she's meeting new people, "hello" = "Hajime mashite" in that kind of situation.
Also "moshi-moshi" means hello, but when you talk on the phone, usually first word to say to begin conversation.


ckawasaki
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