I have been learning basic sentences in Japanese, but I want to know what to use when I meet somebody and why. the three I know are:

  • Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
  • Konnichiwa.
  • Hajimemashite.

What would I use if I met someone for the first time?

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    I think any language is going to have many different greetings that are used like "hello," but I wouldn't put yoroshiku onegaishimasu or hajimemashite as equivalent to "hello."
    – Leebo
    Commented Nov 20, 2023 at 5:22
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    You should have the answer in any textbook on Japanese conversation. You can use all of them Konnichiwa. Hajimemashite. Yoroshiku onegaisimasu.
    – sundowner
    Commented Nov 20, 2023 at 14:31
  • oooh. I wasn't sure. I dont often listen to much in japanese other than anime, and I have never really been sure. thank you!
    – user58053
    Commented Nov 20, 2023 at 22:28


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