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”
- 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.
- Also, It’s common to say this phrase while bowing (in formal occasions) especially when meeting someone for the first time.
- 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.
- Sometimes we struggle to find Jpanaese conversation starter expressions. Believe us, this expression makes you warmed up to start speaking in Japanese.