Meeting for the first ever time
- We say 'hajimemashite' when we introduce ourselves for the very first time (It is very formal, and means, 'beginning')
- 'Douzo yoroshiku onegai shimasu' is a formal request and essentially means 'I hope we get along well'.
This works well at the end of the introduction.
- We can say 'ohayou gozaimasu' until around 10 in the morning.
- It literally means 'it is early', so using it after about 10 doesn't really sound right.
Asking how someone is
- The 'o' in front of 'o-genki' is honorific. We use it to show respect to the person we are speaking to.