Hi! How’s it going?
Psst… こんばんは ですよ。
Just to make sure I’m getting this right. That should be: “Good afternoon/hello. It is about 4:30 p.m. here,” right?
I saw this and it caught my eye. Found very interesting answers on the internets. (Yes, that was not a typo.)
Here’s the general consensus I have seen (This was the best put explanation I found.) -
“The correct way to write it is “こんにちは”. But lately even some Japanese people use “こんにちわ”. It may be used among friends, but it’s not grammatically correct. Just a slang word. Like usage of “Anyways” in the US.”
(Same apparently applies to こんばんは)
In case it caught your eye as well!
When explaining “gonna” to some students, an English teacher I work with used こんにちわ as a comparison. It’s not a perfect comparison, but basically it shows you wouldn’t use it in formal writing.
Honestly, my post was a typo. I forget that the “wa” sound is written as は sometimes. Gets me in the reviews every time. Thanks though!
I figured out was a typo. But the fact that it’s acceptable slang now I thought was interesting to know.
Hello! I am new as well.
If I could give that post a good helping of heartfelt likes I would, I absolutely love Stitch/that GIF lol.
@alexbeldan too. ^^
@Bepo2002 - Hello and welcome to WaniKani!
Where are you from? How long have you been studying Japanese?
Hello! How are you?