Oha-konban-chiwa (おはこんばんちは – Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening)

  • Oha-konban-chiwa


    Yesterday, I introduced the term ‘shigo‘ (死語), which means “dead language” or “dead word.”
    昨日は “dead language” や “dead word” を意味する「死語」という言葉を紹介しました。

    When I looked up this term on the Internet, I found the phrase ‘oha-konban-chiwa‘ (おはこんばんちは).

    This phrase is the combination of ‘ohayō‘ (おはよう – “good morning”), ‘kon-nichiwa‘ (こんにちは – “good afternoon”), and ‘konbanwa‘ (こんばんは – “good evening”) — this came from the song of the anime, “Dr. Slump (Arale-chan).”
    「おはこんばんちは」は、「おはよう」「こんにちは」「こんばんは」を組み合わせた造語で、アニメ「Dr.スランプ アラレちゃん」の曲が元ネタとなっています。

    Definitely, people no longer use this phrase as a greeting.

    However, since it can be used regardless of time, some Japanese YouTubers use it at the beginning of their videos.
    しかし、どの時間帯でも使える便利な挨拶だからか、日本の YouTuber が冒頭で使うのをたまに見かけます

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