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How do you say "How are you?" in japanese...

  1. languages4free profile image65
    languages4freeposted 7 years ago

    How do you say "How are you?" in japanese...

  2. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    Isn't it domo ahtigato  (spelled phonetically)

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      Kokoro Masqueposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I believe you are trying to say Domou Arigatou, which means 'thank you very much'.

  3. jbooks profile image57
    jbooksposted 7 years ago

    If you want the American style "How are you?" then "Ogenki desuka?" will suffice. (Literally "Do you feel good?")

    "Daijobu desuka?" would be close to "Are you OK?"

    "Choshi wa doo?" would be a familiar way of asking about someone's physical condition.

    Depending on what connotation you are going for, there would still be more ways to express other possible nuances of the question.

  4. Akbok profile image95
    Akbokposted 6 years ago

    Just to expand on what Jbooks said, you can also cut Ogenki desuka down to a short "Genki?" if you're close friends with the person you're asking.  Just make sure you make it sound like a question, or people will think you're simply stating the fact that you're in good health or feeling "chipper".