In this video, you will learn some really useful casual Japanese greetings and phrases for everyday life in Japan.
Here are the phrases used in today’s video:
元気？ Genki – How are you?
If you want to say this more formally you could say お元気ですか ogenki desu ka. The reply would be something like 元気です。genki desu – I’m fine. In this video, Tomoe showed us the casual version used between good friends with a simple “genki” with rising intonation to indicate it. Simply answer with a simple “genki”.
まあまあ – maa maa – I’m so so
最近どう？ saikin dou – How’ve you been?
最近いい感じ – saikin ii kanji – I’ve been good
あんまりよくない – anmari yokunai – not so good
大丈夫？- daijoubu? – are you OK?
久しぶり – hisashiburi – long time no see
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