English translation: Hello (literally Good day)

05:07 Apr 26, 2005
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / language
Japanese term or phrase: konichiwa
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English translation:Hello (literally Good day)
It's "good day", but "hello" or "hi" works. It's a greeting.
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Can Altinbay
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Hello (literally Good day)

It's "good day", but "hello" or "hi" works. It's a greeting.

Can Altinbay
Local time: 23:42
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agree  Kurt Hammond: this is not offensive. Depending on the way it's said, it can mean Hello or Hi. (Rough estimate: Long drawn out with a slight smile & bow - Hello; quickly said with a big grin: Hi)
31 mins
  -> Thank you. You're right, it's not offensive. Forgot about that. :)

agree  catlover
7 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  Minoru Kuwahara: greeting :) probably closer to "kon ni chi wa" -
8 hrs
  -> Thank you. Yes, double n.

agree  tappi_k: yes, it's a greeting, but I wouldn't agree its literal meaning is 'good day', as 'konnichi wa' originally was a part of a longer question 'konnichi wa (gokigen ikaga desu ka)?', or, '(how are you) this day?' but in any case, it is 'hello' or 'hi'
20 hrs
  -> Thank you.

agree  nztisnz
3 days 3 hrs
  -> Thank you.
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