In this episode of the podcast, we focus on learning how to be polite in Japanese and you’ll learn the phrases for “please,” “thank you,” and “you’re welcome.” Wondering how to how to say thank you in Japanese? You’ll learn how with these Japanese phrases in this week’s snack-sized lesson.

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In This Lesson, You Learned:

“Please” in Japanese – kudasai / onegai shimasu

“Thank you” in Japanese – arigatou / arigatou gozaimasu

“You’re welcome” in Japanese – dou itashimashite

Featured Trade Secret:

When it comes to showing politeness in Japanese, it often depends on who you’re talking to. You’ll notice shop staff use more formal speech with you, saying things like irrashaimase to welcome you to the store, and lots of gozaimasu endings to be more polite. Gozaimasu is the humble form of the verb “to be”, it’s often used to be extra polite.

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