Common Japanese Greetings – Formal and Casual

Common Japanese Greetings – Formal and Casual

A couple weeks ago, we at Nihongo Master started a series of posts with helpful and common Japanese greetings. While we obviously encourage you to learn Japanese with us, we’re also here to help if you just want to pick up a few phrases before your next trip to Tokyo. Today we’re going to focus on common Japanese greetings across the various levels of formality. Just like you would probably say “Excuse me, sir” to your boss in America instead of “Hey, man!” there are also rules for formality in Japan. And as a matter of fact, those rules are much more rigid in Japan than in America. So let’s look at a few common ways to say hello in Japanese!


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Moving to Japan: Everything You Need to Know

Moving to Japan: Everything You Need to Know

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably interested in moving to Japan. And if you’re interested in moving to and living in Japan, then you’ve come to the right place! Japan is a spectacular and beautiful country with a fascinating culture and history, modern cities, gorgeous countryside, and very friendly people. Oftentimes, picking up and moving can seem like the hardest thing in the world, so we’re here to help you figure out everything you need to know about moving to Japan!

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Common Japanese Slang Sayings & Phrases

Common Japanese Slang Sayings & Phrases

Here at Nihongo Master, we’re all about learning Japanese. Whether or not you want to become fluent or just learn a few useful Japanese phrases, we’re here to help! While we will also be making a guide to proper Japanese phrases, this guide is all about slang. Whether you’re living in Japan or just watching a lot of anime, you’re bound to hear Japanese slang sayings and phrases dropped in here and there. The way people talk on the street (especially young people) is never quite as formal as what they’ll teach you in a book. So here is a guide to help you understand and speak like a native!

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