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10 minute-a-day Japanese Lesson -10 Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Culture, Grammar

How to say thank you, Arigatou (ありがとう)to someone~

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Hi everyone. Sorry it’s been for a while since I was able to post my lesson here. Today’s lesson is 10 minute a day series, #10. I have received feedback from many of you out there asking to continue on this 10 minute a day lesson, so I will just keep posting for now, with some topics that are helpful and useful to you for learning Japanese.

Today’s lesson is 10 minute a day series #10, all about saying “Thank you” or “expressing gratitude” to someone. This coming week is the Teacher’s Appreciation Week at my son’s school. It’s simple to just say “thank you” or “Arigato(ありがとう)” but there are different variation of “Arigato(ありがとう)” in Japanese. Read on ~.



1. Imama de osewani narimashita.

==>Thank you for everything.

今まで お世話に なりました。

いままで おせわに なりました。



2. Anataniwa donnani kansha shitemo shikiremasen.

==>I cannot thank you enough.

あなたには どんなに 感謝 しても しきれません。

あなたには どんなに かんしゃ しても しきれません。



3. Kokorono sokokara anatani kansha shiteimasu.

==>I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

心の 底から あんたに 感謝 しています。

こころの そこから あなたに かんしゃ しています。



4. Kono go on wa wasuremasen.

==>I will never forget your kindness.

この 御恩は 忘れません。

この ごおんは わすれません。



5. Iroiro na koto o oshiete kudasari kansha itashimasu.

==Thank you for teaching me lots of things.

色々な ことを 教えて 下さり 感謝 いたします。

いろいろな ことを おしえて くださり かんしゃ いたします。



6. imamade no goshido arigatou gozaimashita.

==Thank you for all the guidance you have given me.

今までの ご指導 ありがとうございました。

いままでの ごしどう ありがとうございました。



7. Kotoshi ichinen taihen osewani narimashita.

==Thank you so much for helping me out this past year.

今年 一年 大変 お世話に なりました。

ことし いちねん たいへん おせわに なりました。



Sometimes it is hard to thank someone just by using words, perhaps you can’t thank him/her enough, but expressing your gratitude towards someone using right expression is important to trying to convey as much message of yours as possible. Hope you will find some of these expressions helpful. 🙂

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Born and raised in Japan. She currently lives in U.S. with her husband and two kids.