What is the meaning of "konichiwa?"

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"Konichiwa" is a Japanese word whose English equivalent takes on the form a greeting, like "hello" or "good afternoon." The word is usually accompanied by a bow while touching one's hands together.

"Konichiwa" is an idiomatic word, which means that the total word is different from the sum of its components. Like many Asian-rooted words, "konichiwa" can be taken a number of different ways, but it is most commonly taken as a greeting. "Good morning," "good afternoon" and "good evening" are all accepted meanings of "konichiwa." Japanese culture historically has shied away from too much physical contact, so the bow is most appropriate to accompany the word.

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It means "Hello" in Japanese, but I can also mean "Good afternoon." (There are other ways to say "Good morning" & "Good night" but I'm
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Konichiwa pronounced Koh-NEE-cheewah means hello in Japanese.Go
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Konichiwa, pronounced Koh-NEE-cheewah, is Japanese for "hello" or "good day."
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Konnichiwa actually means good afternoon. But it can be used to say hi or hello. Konnichiwa can mean good afternoon or hi.
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