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Question to Teacher: Is YOROSHIKU ONEGAISHIMASU used at every meeting?
Course 1 Pre-Lesson C: First Meeting (New Phrases)
Post Date: 2017-01-05 18:10:06
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2017 Jan 04
Do you use it every time you you contact someone or is it like hajimemashite and only the first meeting?
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JFZ Teacher (Kanako)
Post Date: 2017-01-09 19:44:56
2003 Mar 03
Japanese people don’t use the phrase every time they see someone like こんにちは (KONNICHIWA). However, the phrase is used in so many situations and the implication of its meaning changes depending on it.
For example, when you start a business meeting with your clients or co-workers, you can say よろしくおねがいします (YOROSHIKU ONEGAISHIMASU).
When you see your child’s teacher at a teacher-parent conference, you can say the phrase to the teacher as well.
Japanese people also use the phrase when they say New Year’s greetings.
あけまして おめでとうございます。(AKEMASHITE ONEDETOU GOZAIMASU)
Happy New Year.
ことしも よろしくおねがいします。 (KOTOSHI MO YOROSHIKU ONEGAISHIMASU)
I hope our good relationship will continue this year too.
Please remember this phrase doesn't have any direct equivalent in English.