How to say Good Evening in Japanese: Konbanwa

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How to say Good Evening in Japanese: Konbanwa

Learning Japanese for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say Good Evening in Japanese: Konbanwa
Say it out loud: “Con Ban Wah

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Some more helpful words in our Japanese Greetings category:

Fine, thank you – Genki Desu.  (Gen Kee Dess.)
Good Afternoon – Konnichiwa  (Con Nee Chi Wah)
Good Evening – Konbanwa  (Con Ban Wah)
Good Morning – Ohayou Gozaimasu  (Oh Hah Yoh Go Zai Mass)
Good Night – Oyasuminasai  (Oh Yah Soo Mee Nah Sai)
Goodbye – Sayounara  (Sah Yoh Nah Rah)
How are you? – Ogenki Desuka?  (Oh Gen Kee Dess Kah?)
Pleased to meet you – Hajimemashite  (Hah Jee Meh Mah Shee Teh)

And here’s how to say Good Evening in other languages!

Arabic–Masaa' al-khayer  (ma saah al kha yer)
Chinese–Wǎnshànghǎo!  (Wanshang Hao!)
Croatian–dobro večer  (doe bro vay chur)
Czech–Dobrý večer  (doe bree VEH chair)
Finnish–Hyvää iltaa  (hih vaah il taah)
French–bonjour  (bohn swah)
German–guten abend  (goo ten ah bent)
Italian–buonasera  (bohn uh sair uh)
Japanese–Konbanwa  (Con Ban Wah)
Korean–Annyeonghaseyo?  (Ahn Nyoung Hah Se Yo?)
Polish–Dobry wieczór  (Do' bree veeay' choor)
Portuguese–Boa Noite  (boh ah no-ee cheh)
Russian–Dobryu vecher!  (Doh breey vye chyer !)
Spanish–buenas noches  (bway nahs no chays)
Swahili–mema jioni  (may ma jee oh nee)
Thai–Sawat Di Khrap/Kha  (sa wat dee krahp/KAH)
Turkish–iyi akşamlar  (ee yay ahk shahm lahr)
Vietnamese–Chào Buổi Tối  (Jow Buoy Doy)

"Good Evening" (Konbanwa) is a phrase used when greeting an individual or individuals in the evening. It's a considerate expression that shows that you care for the well-being of the other person. After a day of touring you can wish your driver a good evening by saying "today was a great day, I hope tomorrow will be better. Do have a "Good Evening" (Konbanwa)." Get instant access to the Japanese Language Set.

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