“Konichiwa” is a Jjapanese greeting and can best be translated as “good day” or the informal “hello”. “Konichiwa” is said between early noon and early evening. Literally, “Konichiwa” in english means “Today …” / “This day …)
Konichiwa / Konnichiwa: translation, meaning, explanation, definition
The greeting “Konichiwa” stands between the greeting for good morning (“ohayou gozaimasu”) and the greeting for good evening (“konban wa”) as well as “good night (“oyasumi nasai”).
“Konichiwa” is pronounced as follows: “Kon-ni-chi-wa” (The “wa” is pronounced as “ha”).
“Konichiwa” is made up of three components: “Kon” means “this”. “Nichi” means day. Thus, Konichi means “today’s day.” “Wa” is a particle referring to the subject of the sentence. (“Konichiwa” is not a simple greeting, but more of a phrase used as a greeting. It is the shortening of a long greeting).
There are several spellings of Konichiwa:
- Konichi wa
- Konnichi wa
The multiple spellings are due to the romanization of the japanese spelling. In Japanese, “Konichiwa” is spelled こんにちは.
According to Google Trends, “Konichiwa” and “Konnichiwa” are very common in the english speaking world. The spelling “Konichiwa” is the best known. In Germany, it is partly representative of Japan (along with expressions such as “Arigato” or “Moshi moshi”), so that japan festivals have “Konichiwa” in their title.
In social media, posts about Japan or with reference to Japan are published under the hashtag #Konichiwa.
Other meaning of Konichiwa
“Konichiwa Records” is a Swedish music label founded by Robyn in 2005.
“Konichiwa B*tches” is a song by artist Robyn released in 2007.
“Konichiwa” is a song by each of the following artists:
- Big Baby Tape
- Donny Benét
- J $tash
- Kuso Gvki
- Leon Legacy
- Method Man ( Konichiwa Bi**ces )
- Mike Williams
- Tory Lanez
“Konichiwa” is sold as an imprint on clothing on the Internet.
Various restaurants carry the name “Konichiwa.”
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