おはようございます

JapaneseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phrase consisting of おはよう (ohayō, early, formal, adverbial) + ございます (gozaimasu, it is, formal).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [oha̠jo̞ː go̞za̠ima̠sɯᵝ], [oha̠jo̞ː go̞za̠ima̠sɯ̥ᵝ]

InterjectionEdit

おはようございます (romaji ohayō gozaimasu)

  1. good morning

Usage notesEdit

In more casual speech, may be shortened to just おはよう (ohayō).

Also spelled in kanji various ways. Generally, the more kanji used, the more formal the written form. The following lists alternative forms in rough order from casual to formal.

Alternative formsEdit

  • [おはようございます]
  • お早うございます
  • お早う御座います
  • 御早う御座います
Last modified on 29 June 2013, at 23:42