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How to Ask "How Are You?" in Japanese

Learn how to ask "How are you?" in Japanese in this Howcast video with expert Kanasato.

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How to ask "How are you?" in Japanese.

Ogenki desuka?

Ogenki desuka?

"Ogenki" really means "well," so you're technically asking "Are you well?"

Let's try it.

Ogenki desuka?.

One more time.

Ogenki desuka?

In a casual setting, you can just say, "Genki?," or "Are you well?" But it's condensed.

One more time.

Genki?

And you can answer, "Genki," with the ending coming down. That means, "I'm fine."

Let's try it.

Genki.

There you go.

And that's how you ask "How are you?" in Japanese.

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