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"Good day" as "良い一日": Yoi ichi-nichi vs Yoi tsuitachi?

The tsuitachi reading is restricted in meaning, and can only be used to express "the first day of the month". It's spelled 一日 ("one; first" + "day") in kanji, but it ...
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Why does 「...ことと思います」mean "I hope that ..."?

ことと思います is one of the polite variants of ことだろう/ことでしょう. よい週末を過ごしたことでしょう is equally fine in this context. This type of こと adds an exclamatory feeling and/or the level of certainty to an inferential ...
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Shortened Greeting?

This is simply こんにちは + a highly reduced です. (EDIT: I claimed this isn't common in real life speech, but I'll defer to l'électeur's experience and remove that claim.)
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