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Nate
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Postby Nate » August 15th, 2006 2:55 pm

I have a new opportunity to practice my Japanese, but ahve a question or two.

1) In replying to an email from Japan (someone I don't know nor am likely to meet) I would suspect it to be correct to use the polite form in emails. Hence, my first question. Is it proper to use arigatou gozaimasu (or the hiragana equivalent) when thanking someone for supplying the requested information.

2) How should one close an email (what is the equivalent of "Regards", "Cheers", etc.)?

These are my initial questions.

Thanks for your time and input.

ネイト

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Re: Email replies

Postby Bueller_007 » August 16th, 2006 10:00 am

Nate wrote:I have a new opportunity to practice my Japanese, but ahve a question or two.

1) In replying to an email from Japan (someone I don't know nor am likely to meet) I would suspect it to be correct to use the polite form in emails. Hence, my first question. Is it proper to use arigatou gozaimasu (or the hiragana equivalent) when thanking someone for supplying the requested information.

Yes.

2) How should one close an email (what is the equivalent of "Regards", "Cheers", etc.)?

敬具 ("keigu")

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http://www.akaitori.com/aisatsu01togoketsugo.html

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Re: Email replies

Postby Rens » August 21st, 2006 2:42 pm

Bueller_007 wrote:
Nate wrote:
2) How should one close an email (what is the equivalent of "Regards", "Cheers", etc.)?

敬具 ("keigu")


When I used 敬具 and 拝啓 in an email for a writing exercise, my japanese teacher told me those were for normal letters only, not for email. Can you verify this?

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Re: Email replies

Postby Bueller_007 » August 22nd, 2006 3:20 am

Rens wrote:
Bueller_007 wrote:
Nate wrote:
2) How should one close an email (what is the equivalent of "Regards", "Cheers", etc.)?

敬具 ("keigu")


When I used 敬具 and 拝啓 in an email for a writing exercise, my japanese teacher told me those were for normal letters only, not for email. Can you verify this?


Yeah, I believe it's polite/formal. So your teacher perhaps meant that it would be used only in a formal situation (i.e. a letter) rather than an informal situation (i.e. a friendly email). I believe that you *would* use these in a formal email, but I'm not positive about that.

Informally, it's easy. I would just use またね or something, the same as I would when I was speaking.

To be honest, I've never written a Japanese letter or a Japanese business email, so I'm not really sure what to do in these situations.

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Re: Email replies

Postby Ulver_684 » June 10th, 2007 6:42 pm

Nate wrote:I have a new opportunity to practice my Japanese, but ahve a question or two.

1) In replying to an email from Japan (someone I don't know nor am likely to meet) I would suspect it to be correct to use the polite form in emails. Hence, my first question. Is it proper to use arigatou gozaimasu (or the hiragana equivalent) when thanking someone for supplying the requested information.

2) How should one close an email (what is the equivalent of "Regards", "Cheers", etc.)?

These are my initial questions.

Thanks for your time and input.

ネイト


Hi Nathan-san! :wink:

I didn't knew you were on the forums too!! BTW Nate-san is your nickname right :?

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Re: Email replies

Postby Ulver_684 » June 10th, 2007 6:43 pm

Bueller_007 wrote:
Nate wrote:I have a new opportunity to practice my Japanese, but ahve a question or two.

1) In replying to an email from Japan (someone I don't know nor am likely to meet) I would suspect it to be correct to use the polite form in emails. Hence, my first question. Is it proper to use arigatou gozaimasu (or the hiragana equivalent) when thanking someone for supplying the requested information.

Yes.

2) How should one close an email (what is the equivalent of "Regards", "Cheers", etc.)?

敬具 ("keigu")

Try this link if your Japanese is up to par:
http://www.akaitori.com/aisatsu01togoketsugo.html


Bueller_007-san! :wink:

Great useful link!! 8) :wink:

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