Tag: Greet

How Do Okinawan Greet to Their Customers?

When you travel to Okinawa for the first time passing through airport and shops, you will hear ‘Haisai menso-re (はいさい、めんそーれ)’ or ‘Haitai menso-re (はいたい、めんそーれ)’. What do they mean in Japanese? はいさい、めんそーれ:こんにちわ、いらしゃいませ。(男性が言う。) はいたい、めんそーれ:こんにちわ、いらしゃいませ。(女性が言う。) What do they mean in English? はいさい、めんそーれ:Hello, welcome. (For male to say when customers enters the shop.) はいたい、めんそーれ:Hello, welcome. (For female to say…