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INTRODUCTION
John: Hi everyone, I'm John.
Risa: And I'm Risa.
John: And welcome to Must-Know Japanese Sentence Structures, Season 1, Lesson 28 - Expressing Gratitude.
John: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for expressing gratitude to someone for doing something.
PATTERN
John: For example,
John: "Thank you for helping me."
Risa: 手伝ってくれて、ありがとう。 (Tetsudatte kurete, arigatō.)
Risa: [slow] 手伝ってくれて、ありがとう。 (Tetsudatte kurete, arigatō.)
John: The pattern for expressing gratitude to someone for doing something has three elements. First, the -te form of the verb meaning "to help" .
Risa: 手伝って (Tetsudatte-).
John: Second the verb, which literally means "to give me something."
Risa: くれる (kureru)
John: in the -te form
Risa: くれて (kurete)
John: When this verb is preceded by the -te form of a verb, it means that the action is done for you or someone in your “in-group.”
John: Third, a phrase meaning "thank you".
Risa: ありがとう (arigatō).
John: Altogether, we have... "Thank you for helping me."
Risa: 手伝ってくれて、ありがとう。 (Tetsudatte kurete, arigatō.)
[slow] 手伝ってくれて、ありがとう。 (Tetsudatte kurete, arigatō.) [normal] 手伝ってくれて、ありがとう。 (Tetsudatte kurete, arigatō.)
John: The sentence pattern for expressing gratitude to someone for doing something for you in Japanese is the -te form of the main verb or verb phrase plus
Risa: くれて (kurete)
John: which means that the action is done for you or someone in your “in-group,” and finally you add:
Risa: ありがとう (arigatō).
John: So, "Thank you for helping me." would be
Risa: 手伝ってくれて、ありがとう。 (Tetsudatte kurete, arigatō.)
John: So, to say "Thank you for [doing something]," remember to say the -te form of a verb or verb phrase followed by
Risa: くれて (kurete)
John: then just add
Risa: ありがとう (arigatō).
John: Here is another example meaning, "Thank you for coming." First, the -te form of the verb meaning "to come" .
Risa: 来て (Kite-).
John: Second, the -te form of the verb which literally means "to give me something."
Risa: くれて (kurete).
John: Third, a phrase meaning "thank you".
Risa: ありがとう (arigatō).
John: Altogether we have...
Risa: 来てくれて、ありがとう。 (Kite kurete, arigatō.)
[slow] 来てくれて、ありがとう。 (Kite kurete, arigatō.) [normal] 来てくれて、ありがとう。 (Kite kurete, arigatō.)
John: "Thank you for coming."
[pause]
Risa: 来てくれて、ありがとう。 (Kite kurete, arigatō.)
John: How do you say, "Thank you for lending me the book." To give you a hint, "to lend" is...
Risa: 貸す (kasu). [slow] 貸す (kasu) . [normal] 貸す (kasu).
John: "Thank you for lending me the book."
[pause]
Risa: 本を貸してくれて、ありがとう。 (Hon o kashite kurete, arigatō.) [slow] 本を貸してくれて、ありがとう。 (Hon o kashite kurete, arigatō.) [normal] 本を貸してくれて、ありがとう。 (Hon o kashite kurete, arigatō.)
[pause]
Risa: 本を貸してくれて、ありがとう。 (Hon o kashite kurete, arigatō.)
REVIEW
John: Let's review the sentences from this lesson. I will give you the English equivalent of the phrase and you are responsible for shouting it out loud in Japanese. Here we go.
John: "Thank you for helping me."
[pause]
Risa: 手伝ってくれて、ありがとう。 (Tetsudatte kurete, arigatō.)
[pause]
Risa: 手伝ってくれて、ありがとう。 (Tetsudatte kurete, arigatō.)
John: "Thank you for coming."
[pause]
Risa: 来てくれて、ありがとう。 (Kite kurete, arigatō.)
[pause]
Risa: 来てくれて、ありがとう。 (Kite kurete, arigatō.)
John: "Thank you for lending me the book."
[pause]
Risa: 本を貸してくれて、ありがとう。 (Hon o kashite kurete, arigatō.)
[pause]
Risa: 本を貸してくれて、ありがとう。 (Hon o kashite kurete, arigatō.)

Outro

John: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for expressing gratitude to someone for doing something., as in...
Risa: 手伝ってくれて、ありがとう。 (Tetsudatte kurete, arigatō.)
John: meaning "Thank you for helping me."
John: You can find more vocab or phrases that go with this sentence pattern in the lesson notes. So please be sure to check them out on JapanesePod101.com. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Risa: またね!(Mata ne!).

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JapanesePod101.com Verified
February 5th, 2018 at 06:30 PM
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Try using this pattern in the comments!

JapanesePod101.com Verified
January 26th, 2019 at 01:44 PM
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Hi Shannon,


Thank you for leaving comment as always! I see you are making a good progress!


Keep it up!


Sincerely,

Miki H

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Shannon
January 4th, 2019 at 01:11 PM
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薬を買ってくれて、ありっがとう。


本を読んでくれて、ありがとうございました。


料理を作ってくれて、どうもありがとうございます。

JapanesePod101.com Verified
October 18th, 2018 at 12:30 AM
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Hi Michelle,


Thank you for the question!

To your superior, it's better to use more polite tone.

手伝ってくれて、ありがとう。

>> 手伝ってくださって、ありがとうございます。

来てくれて、ありがとう。

>> 来てくださって、ありがとうございます。


Make sense?


Sincerely,

Miki H

Team JapanesePod101.com

Michelle
September 23rd, 2018 at 09:56 AM
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Would this be appropriate to say to someone who is your superior?