It's an interesting greetings.

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May 6, 2019 00:38
It's an interesting greetings.

First of all, do you know what these words "朝(asa)" ,"昼(hiru)" ,"夕方(yuugata)", "夜,晩(yoru,ban)" and "夜中(yonaka)" mean?

(A)朝 means the period of time from 4 a.m to 10 a.m.
(B)昼 means the period of time from 11 a.m. to 3 three p.m.
(C)夕方 means the period of time from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
(D)夜 and 晩 mean the period of time from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
(E)夜中 means the period of time from 12 a.m. to 3 a.m.

These expressions/explanations depend on the person.
For example
some people might call 3 a.m. "朝" or use others expressions like "早朝".
some people might call 6 p.m. 夜.
some people might use 深夜 instead of 夜中.


My main part is that I'll tell you about an interesting greetings.

If you have been studying Japanese, you have already known these phrases "おはよう/おはようございます", "こんにちは", "こんばんは."

When I see someone in (A), I would say おはようございます/おはよう.
When I see someone in (B), I would say こんにちは.
When I see someone in (C), (D) or (E), I would say こんばんは, but I would say "おはようございます" at 3 a.m. It depends on the situation or the person.


I have said おはようございます/おはよう to my family, my friends and coworkers for my life, but I have never said こんにちは and こんばんは to my family and I have almost never say "こんにちは" or "こんばんは" to my friends and my coworkers.  
Why? I'm not sure. lol

This is my feelings. When I say おはよう to my friends, the situation is as usual, but when I say こんにちは/こんばんは to them, I feel like they are not my friends.

Some people who work at night might say おはようございます/おはよう to someone at night.

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