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Wouldn’t you say manners when eating are very important everywhere you go? In this lesson, you are going to learn the phrase said before and after you eat いただきます。 (Itadakimasu.) and ごちそうさま。 (gochisōsama) and some other useful phrases.
いただきます。 (Itadakimasu.) is a phrase said before a meal. There is no direct translation for this in English but this is used to express gratitude for the food. ごちそうさま。 (Gochisōsama) is the phrase said after a meal which means thank you for the food. When you want to say ごちそうさま。 (Gochisōsama) in a more polite way, you can say ごちそうさまでした。 (Gochisōsama deshita.)
Here is another phrase. When you like the food that you are eating, you can say おいしい (oishii) which means it’s delicious.
Now let’s practice いただきます。 (Itadakimasu.) おいしい! (Oishii!) ごちそうさま。 (Gochisōsama)
Now it’s time for Hiroko’s hint. Do you know what to say before drinking at a party? You can say かんぱい。 (Kanpai.) which means cheers. かんぱい! (Kanpai!) See you next time.

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February 5th, 2010 at 06:30 PM
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Mina-san, Itadakimasu!! :mrgreen: Have you ever used phrase this before eating something? How about Gochiso-sama deshita?

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December 11th, 2020 at 04:32 PM
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Musaabさん


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December 11th, 2020 at 01:46 PM
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01:07 But I don't drink.

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August 9th, 2020 at 04:58 PM
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こんにちは Tommyさん


コメントありがとうございます。Thank you for your comment. 😇

We are very happy to hear that you enjoy Hiroko's lessons.

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Tommy
August 9th, 2020 at 08:15 AM
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Does Hiroko still post videos? Her lessons are the right balance of useful, fun, and easy to understand. But I can't find anything except this older series.

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June 15th, 2019 at 09:55 AM
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Why are there usually two ways to say the same phrase in Japanese? Can´t you just put more emphasis in your voice to make it more polite, or use japanese body language alongside the phrase?

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April 3rd, 2019 at 06:41 PM
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Konnichiwa Matyah M.I,


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勉強した言葉はどんどん使って、練習していきましょうね。


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February 12th, 2019 at 02:06 AM
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ありがとございます。私はあの言葉を使う。

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January 11th, 2019 at 02:21 AM
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Hi Sarinya,


Thank you very much for the question!

"how to say= you can pay with cash and the rest by card"

>> まず現金で、残りはカードで払えます。

まずげんきんで、のこりはカードではらえます。

You can also say

まず現金で、残りはカードカードで払って下さい。

まずげんきんで、のこりはカードではらってください。


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Sarinya
December 12th, 2018 at 09:18 AM
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Sorry, can I have a question "how to say= you can pay with cash and the rest by card"

Thank you 💓

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December 6th, 2018 at 12:55 AM
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Hi Vee Low,


Thanks for the question.

For "lol," people in Japan use a kanji character "笑" or just the letter "w."

"brb" or any other English abbreviation, Japanese people don't use it.


You might find the following lesson interesting:

https://www.japanesepod101.com/japanese-vocabulary-lists/most-common-texting-slang/#comment-891539

kwsk = kuwashiku (in details, please.)

DQN = dokyūn (an idiot, or to describe someone who appears unintelligent. )

wktk = wakuwaku tekateka (being excited about something about to happen.)

otsu = otsukaresama (good work!)


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Miki H

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