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おはようございます

JapaneseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phrase consisting of おはよう (ohayō, early, formal, adverbial) + ございます (gozaimasu, it is, formal).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • (Tokyo) はようございま [òháyóó gózáímáꜜsù] (Nakadaka - [8])[2]
  • IPA(key): [o̞ha̠jo̞ː ɡo̞za̠ima̠sɯᵝ]

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.

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9