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Japanese for opening email to homestay family

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Japanese for opening email to homestay family

Postby anvil1024105 » August 13th, 2010 1:45 pm

みんなさん、

For my trip to Japan I'm participating in a homestay. I would like to send them a little "getting to know you" email before my stay thanking them for inviting me into their home for the upcoming trip, among other things.

Does anyone have any suggestions for good openers in Japanese and maybe some formal phrases/sayings to ingratiate one's self with the family? I'm still a beginner in the language, so any help would be immensely appreciated!

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Postby Jessi » August 20th, 2010 9:52 am

anvil1024105さん,

Have fun on your homestay! I did one in high school and it was a life-changing experience :D

You could start your letter with something like はじめまして、わたしは[name]といいます。 Adding something like お世話(せわ)になります at the beginning or end would also be a nice touch, since they will be taking care of you ^^
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Postby anvil1024105 » August 20th, 2010 10:20 am

Awesome! ありがとうございます、Jessiさん! I'll be sure to use it.

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Re: Japanese for opening email to homestay family

Postby mumbim37_497427 » February 1st, 2014 8:33 pm

Hi.
I would love to go to Japan and do a homestay with a family but i dont know how you connect with the japanese people to do that. is there like a website or something? How did u connect with the ones u are going to stay with?

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Re: Japanese for opening email to homestay family

Postby community.japanese » February 2nd, 2014 5:41 pm

mumbim37-san,
kon'nichiwa! :D

I'm not very sure about that, but maybe this website could help you:
http://www.homestay-in-japan.com/eng/index.html

Good luck!

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