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Introduction
John: Manners. In this lesson, you'll learn how to thank other people in various ways in Japanese.
Body
John: Here's the informal way to say "Thank you" in Japanese.
Risa: [Normal] ありがとう。(arigatō)
John: This expression has only one word meaning "thank you."
Risa: [Normal] ありがとう [Slow] ありがとう (arigatō)
John: Listen again to the informal word meaning "Thank you."
Risa: [Slow] ありがとう。 [Normal] ありがとう。
John: Okay, now let's see the formal way to say "Thank you very much."
Risa: [Normal] どうもありがとうございます。(Dōmo arigatō gozaimasu.)
John: First is a word meaning "very much."
Risa: [Normal] どうも [Slow] どうも (dōmo)
John: Next is the word meaning "thank you."
Risa: [Normal] ありがとう [Slow] ありがとう(arigatō)
John: Last is a polite phrase used to add politeness to the expression.
Risa: [Normal] ございます [Slow] ございます(gozaimasu)
John: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning "Thank you very much."
Risa: [Slow] どうもありがとうございます。 [Normal] どうもありがとうございます。
John: The following is another formal way to say "Thank you very much."
Risa: [Normal] 本当にありがとうございます。(Hontō ni arigatō gozaimasu.)
John: First is a word meaning "really."
Risa: [Normal] 本当に [Slow] 本当に(hontō ni )
John: Next is the word meaning "Thank you."
Risa: [Normal] ありがとう [Slow] ありがとう(arigatō)
John: Last is a polite phrase used to add politeness to the expression.
Risa: [Normal] ございます [Slow] ございます(gozaimasu)
John: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning "Thank you very much."
Risa: [Slow] 本当にありがとうございます。 [Normal] 本当にありがとうございます。
John: Finally is a formal way to say "Thanks for everything."
Risa: [Normal] いろいろありがとうございます。(Iroiro arigatō gozaimasu.)
John: First is a word meaning "various."
Risa: [Normal] いろいろ [Slow] いろいろ(iroiro)
John: Next is the word meaning "Thank you."
Risa: [Normal] ありがとう [Slow] ありがとう(arigatō)
John: Last is a polite phrase used to add politeness to the expression.
Risa: [Normal] ございます [Slow] ございます(gozaimasu)
John: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning "Thanks for everything."
Risa: [Slow] いろいろありがとうございます。 [Normal] いろいろありがとうございます。
Cultural Insight
John: Now, it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Risa: In Japanese, we often say dōmo, instead of "thank you." However, it's the most casual way of saying “thank you” and sometimes it even sounds very rude. So you have to be careful when you use it.

Outro

John: And that's all for this lesson. Don't forget to check out the lesson notes, and we'll see you in the next lesson!
Risa: またね!(mata ne!)

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July 31st, 2017 at 06:30 PM
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Did you already know any of these expressions?

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May 25th, 2020 at 09:03 PM
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Rebecca Higginsさん


Thank you so much for your comment😄

When you want to say "Thank you for everything," you can put iroiro before arigato gozaimasu 😉


Please let us know if you have any questions :)


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Rebecca Higgins
May 18th, 2020 at 11:18 AM
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How do you know when to use "Iroiro?"

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January 31st, 2020 at 06:14 AM
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Mikeさん


コメントありがとうございます😄

Please let us know if you have any question :)


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Mike
January 27th, 2020 at 11:38 AM
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James Arellanes
June 15th, 2019 at 04:15 AM
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初めまして, I see that there are two formal ways of saying "Thank you very much". What is the difference? Does one of them have a specific meaning?

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January 14th, 2019 at 04:48 PM
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Hi Max,


Thank you for posting.

We are sorry for the late reply!


Please use those "thank you" in Japanese depending on a situation.


Keep studying with JapanesePod101.com!


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Miho

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JapanesePod101.com
December 1st, 2018 at 07:39 PM
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Hi Stephane,


Thank you for posting.


Please check out this lesson especially about "ARIGATŌ GOZAIMASU or ARIGATŌ GOZAIMASHITA?":

https://www.japanesepod101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-questions-answered-by-hiroko-6-arigato-gozaimasu-or-arigato-gozaimashita/


In case of any questions, please feel free to contact us.


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Stephane
December 1st, 2018 at 04:57 AM
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Thanks for this lesson! I didn't knew Iroiro or Hontoni!


I was wondering something! I have heard somewhere someone who have said arigato gozaimashita, is this correct? is there a difference from gozaimasu? more polite?

Max
November 14th, 2018 at 05:17 AM
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ありがとう。

どうもありがとうございます。

本当にありがとうございます。

いろいろありがとうございます。

どうも。

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October 11th, 2018 at 09:14 AM
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Hi Alex Kyung,


Thanks for the question. It's always good idea to use the polite form to older or unfamiliar person. Once your relationship with those get closer, you can use ありがとう even if they are older.


Hi Brillian Chan,


Thank you very much for posting a comment! I hope you will have a chance to use the phrase soon!


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Miki H

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