Chapter 1: Hiya! -Greetings-

Good morning

  • Ohayoo!
  • Ohayo.
  • Cheesu,
  • Ussu!

Good afternoon

  • Konnichiwa
  • Kon’chiwa~
  • Cheesu
  • Yo!

How are you?

  • Genki?
  • Doo shiteru?
  • Saikin doo? (How are you doing lately?)

– a, un, genki (yup, I’m fine)
– Maa-maa (so-so)
– Bochi bochi (so-so *Osaka dialect)
– Aikawarazu (noting much, same as usual)

Haven’t see you for a while

  • Hisashiburi
  • Hisashiburi, genki?

How have you been doing?

  • (Saikin) doo shiteta?
  • Saikin nani shiteta?

What have you been doing now?

  • Ima nani shiteta?

What are you doing now?

  • Ima nani shiteru?

Good bye

  • Bye bye
  • Ja mata!
  • Mata ne-

Kaiwa (Conversation)

A: Chiisu! /Yo!
B: Yo! Genki? Hisashiburi jan! / Yo! How’s it going? Long time no see!

A: Un, soo da ne. /Yup indeed.
B: Saikin doo shiteru no? /How have you been?

A: ore? Aikawarazu dayo. / Me? Alright. Same as always.
Yocchan wa? /How about you?
B: watashi mo aikawarazu.
Bochi bochi da ne. /Me too, nothing much. So-so.

*Yocchan is a nick name of B

Language Note

Japanese “I” and “you”
I (female): watashi, atashi, (name),
I (male): watashi, boku, ore, washi

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