Okay face it. こんにちは (hello) is boring. You learned it on day 1. It’s day 200, 500, 1000. Do you still want to be saying hello like every other boring person?
You may have heard うぃ〜す or おっす! These are two slangy ways to say hello that you hear in numerous anime and tv shows where the younger character is trying to act cool, casual, and down to earth. Perfect. You can do the same thing now. You finally found a way out of boring こんにちは.
If you say うぃ〜す, this is the type of person you will sound like.
Yes, this could be you.
And if you are going to go around with おっす, I’ll only forgive you if you are 孫悟空 and you follow it with オラ悟空！
Okay they’re really not that bad…
And if you are young, a guy, a little rough around the edges, in a school club/sport, then it’s perfectly natural. Though in that case, I usually prefer the simple オー for hello.
Do you use these phrases? Know anyone who does? How do you feel about them?
Founder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.