Japanese Lesson: Greetings / あいさつ

I’d like to kick off the first Japanese lesson with, what else? Greetings.

Good Morning
Pronunciation: ohayo
Hiragana: おはよう
Note: add “gozaimasu” to make it formal

Good Afternoon
Pronunciation: konnichiwa
Hiragana: こんにちは

Good Evening
Pronunciation: konbanwa
Hiragana: こんばんは

Sound familiar? Try these on your family and friends and there’s a good chance that they’ll know what you’re saying — or not, which should be a pretty hilarious exchange.