How do you say "have a nice day" in Japanese?
Oct 27, 2008 2:29 AM
Answers · 3
First of all, Japanese does not have the exact phrase for " have a nice day". It is not common to say "have a nice day" in Japanese. When Japanese say good bye to someone, you just say " jaa mata", " osaki ni shitsurei shimasu ( at the office), etc.... but if it would be translated literally, it could be "よい一日を" like ichiban answered. And, you could also say "よい週末を" for saying " have a nice weekend" . One English-Japanese dictionary says the meaning of "have a nice day" is "よい一日を/さようなら/またね/じゃあね/バイバイ/行ってらっしゃい.
October 27, 2008
October 27, 2008
御機嫌よう (ごきげんよう) Japanese, along with Korean, belongs to Altaic language family, instead of Indo-European language family, so, many sentences of European languages cannot correspond accurately to related signification in Japanese. But I think that, 御機嫌よう would be the closest to the meaning of "have a nice day".
October 27, 2008
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