#Introducingyourself in #Japanese #english #sauk and #potawatomi with some cultural notes on uses/meanings of #hello
HAJIMEMASHITE. WATASHI WA ANNA DESU. (Hello for the first time. I Anna am.)
はじめまして Hajimemashite - literally something like “starting” , is the common way to say hello in Japanese to someone the first time you meet them.
始めるHajimeru - “to start”. 始めに/初めに Hajimeni - to begin, first of all, in the begining
Hajimete desu - it's the first time (i.e. ~ in Japan, etc.)
Hajimete desuka? - is it your first time?
Watashi no namae wa Anna desu. - My name is Anna.
(Dôzo) yoroshiku - (very) nice to meet you [less formal] , lit. Please and thank you.
Yoroshiku onegai shimasu - [more formal] Pleased to meet you (Dôzo) Yoroshiku onegai itashimasu [most formal/humble form lit. I humbly receive] - I am (very) pleased to make your acquaintance
#Hello !/How do you do? I'm Anna. (Hello!) How do you do? - a quite formal phrase used when saying hello for the first time. In American English I find this phrase a bit flowery, maybe “Britishy”, in introducing yourself in a formal situation in American English, I would just use plain old “Hello!” In many English speaking parts of the world the phrase “Hi. How are you?” is a rhetorical question, not a iinquiry as to how someone is really doing. The most common response is “I'm fine/well, thanks.” Or just “Hi.” Or even another rhetorical “Hi! How are you?” #sauklanguage
#Ahô. Anna neteshito [neteshi]. (Hello. Anna I-am-called) (A)hô - can mean Hi or Hello, as well as alright or ok. In many Algic languages it is a phrase used to acknowledge someone's presence when they walk into a space.
#bozho. Anna ndezhnëkas. (Hello. Anna I-am-called)
Bozho - hello from Nanabozho, a figure in traditional #Anishinaabe stories, the phrase bozho, boozhoo, bosho was used to declare you were Anishinaabe when meeting someone.
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