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Greetings

INQUIRING ABOUT HELTH
A Hello. How are you?
こんにちは。おげんきですか。
Konnichiwa. Ogenki desu ka?
B Thanks to everything that has helped me.
おかげさまで、げんきです。
Okagesamade, genki desu.
( It is used to reply to an inquiry about your health or well-being. )
WEATHER
A Nice weather, isn't it?
きょうはいいてんきですね。
Kyoo wa ii tenki desu ne.
( When the weather is good, this expression is commonly used as a greeting. )
B Yes, it is.
そうですね。
Soo desu ne.
LEAVING THE OFFICE
A Good-bye. ( to colleague )
おさきにしつれいします
Osaki ni shitsurei shimasu.
( I'm leaving ahead of you. )
B Good-bye. ( to colleague )
おつかれさまでした。
Otsukaresama deshita.
( You must be tired after working so hard. )
FAREWELL (BUSINESS TYPE)
A Good-bye.
しつれいします。
Shitsurei shimasu.
B Good-bye.
しつれいします。
Shitsurei shimasu.
( Excuse my rudeness of leaving you here. )
INQUIRING ABOUT WORK
A Are you busy?
おいそがしいですか。
Oisogashii desu ka.
B Yes.
ええ。
Ee.
A It has been a while.
おひさしぶりです
Ohisashiburi desu.
( It's a common expression when you meet someone after a long time. )
B Yes, it is.
うですね。
Soo desu ne.
NIC instructor Masako Iida