ordinary day of a housekeeper
a look at some daily greetings and expressions she says.
It’s morning, a fine day. Now her family is going out.
They say “Ittemairimasu.”or
She replies “Itterasshai.”(See
you. Have a nice day.)
She sees one of her neighbors at the garbage station.
“Ohayo gozaimasu.Ii otennki desune”(Good morning. It is a fine day,
answers“Ohayo gozaimasu. Sodesune.” (Good morning.
On the way shopping, she sees one of acquaintances. They
haven‛t seen each other for a long time.
She says“Konnichiwa, shibaraku desu.”(Hello,
long time no see.)
The acquaintance answers
She visits her
friend’s house in the afternoon.
She says “Gomenkudasai.”(Hello.)
Her friend says
“Irasshai. ( Hello. or How nice of you to come) Please
“Ojamashimasu.”( Thank you.)
talking. But it’s already time for her children to come home from
She says “Soro soro shitsurei shimasu.”(It‛s
almost time to leave now.)
At the door.
“Totemo tanoshikatta desu. Domo arigato gozaimashita.” (It was very
enjoyable. Thank you very much for everything.)
itashimashite. Mata kite kudasaine.”
(You’re welcome. Please come again.)
There is a Kairanban (an area note) in her house.
She takes it to
the next door neighbor with her.
(Good evening, this is a Kairanban.) Yoroshiku onegai shimasu.
(It means please pass it to your next door neighbor after reading it.)”
The neighbor says
“Arigato gozaimasu.” (Thank you.)
Her family come home in the evening.
He or she says
to eat, they say
means we’ll eat thankfully.)
it, they say ‟Gochisosama.”(It
means thank you for this fine meal.)
Now the day is over. It’s time to go to bed.
He or she says
She also says
night. Have a nice dream.)