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Japanese Oyasumi(おやすみ)

Generally, the Japanese expression for saying “goodnight” is “おやすみ“(Oyasumi). However, it may be inappropriate lớn use it sometimesdepending on the situation.

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In this article, you will be learning how to lớn khổng lồ use the expression “おやすみ”in different situations, such as when going to bed and leaving to go home.


How lớn Use: When Someone is Going lớn Bed

Similar to lớn you saying “goodnight” when your friend(or someone who are cthảm bại to lớn you) is going to lớn bed, you can use “Oyasumi” to wish goodnight to lớn your friend. You can also say it lớn your frikết thúc when you are about lớn sleep.For Example: When you are on the phone with your frikết thúc.

Your Friend: “そろそろ寝(ね)るね、おやすみ。”sorosoro nerune, oyasumiI’m about lớn sleep, goodnight.

You: “おやすみ。”OyasumiGoodnight.

*When your friend says “oyasumi” lớn you, you should also reply to your friend with “oyasumi”.

When wishing goodnight to someone who is superior khổng lồ you, instead of saying “oyasumi”, you should use the more formal form “おやすみなさい”For example, when you are on a business trip with yoursupervisor and he is going to lớn sleep.

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Your Supervisor: 今日はちょっと疲れたから、先に寝るよ, おやすみ。Kyouwa chotto tsukaretakara, sakini neruyo, oyasumiI am going lớn sleep first because I’m a little bit tired today, goodnight.

You: はい, おやすみなさい!Hai, oyasuminasai.Sure, goodnight!

How lớn Use: When Leaving to lớn Go Home Late at Night

Oyasungươi can also be used when it is late at night và someone is leaving khổng lồ go home page.For example, when you & your colleagues are on the last train, your friend is alighting before you.

You can say” 今日は一日お疲れ様でした、おやすみなさい。”Kyowa ichinichi otsukaresamadeshita, oyasuminasaiThanks for your work today, good night.

Take Note:

Unless you are very cchiến bại with him/her, vày not use “おやすみ(oyasumi)” lớn someone superior to you as it may be considered as impolite. Use the more formal form: “おやすみなさい” instead.

It is rarely the case that some people may find”おやすみなさい” inappropriate khổng lồ be said lớn a superior person. This is because, in the strict sense, “おやすみなさい(oyasuminasai)” does not belong to lớn any type of the Japanese Keigo.

To avoid trouble, alternatives you can use are “お疲れ様でした(otsukaresamadeshita)” or “今日はありがとうございました(kyouwa arigatougozaimashita)” “They both means thank you for your hard work today”

Now that you have learned when and how khổng lồ say goodnight in Japanese, bởi you know how lớn say good morning in Japanese?

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