Hello in Japanese – Yoroshiku Onegaishimas


Hello in Japanese – Yoroshiku Onegaishimas

Yoroshiku Onegaishimas can be translated as “Thank you for understanding” or “Thanks in Advance” or simply “Hello” in Japanese.

(Mainly when you meet someone on a formal occasion)

In terms of formality, there are multiple ways to say yoroshiku onegaishimasu in Japanese.

  • Dōzo yoroshiku onegaishimasuどうぞよろしくお願いします (more formal)
  • Yoroshiku onegaishimasuよろしくお願いします (formal)
  • Dōzo yoroshikuどうぞよろしく (less formal)
  • Yoroshikuよろしく (casual)

Points to take care about Japanese Pronunciation:

Note that the “D” sound in Japanese is not pronounced as “DATE” but it is a softer tone like in “THIS”


  1. This expression fits in many kinds of situations and it is a polite way to say thanks to someone in advance or to simply greet him and show your regards to someone you have just met.
  2. Also, It’s common to say this phrase while bowing (in formal occasions) especially when meeting someone for the first time.
  3. Please note it is the most common and most widely used expression if you want to gel up with Japanese people in a formal (or even informal) situation and make them your frined in a very less time.
  4. Sometimes we struggle to find Jpanaese conversation starter expressions. Believe us, this expression makes you warmed up to start speaking in Japanese.

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