Thank you in Japanese
Knowing how to be polite in Japanese is essential for any Japanese language learner. After today’s free lesson you’ll be able to say thank you in Japanese in more than one way!
Listen carefully to the Japanese pronunciation and practice saying the phrases aloud – you’ll have these mastered thank you in Japanese in no time!
Resources for further reading:
How to say Thank You in Japanese
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Thanks a lot
If you're looking for a more formal way to say "thank you", try adding a polite gozaimasu:
Thank you (polite)
どうも ありがとう ございました
Dōmo arigatō gozaimashita
Thank you very much (polite)
Here are some other ways you can express gratitude in Japanese:
ごきょうりょく いただき ありがとう ございます
Gokyōryoku itadaki arigatō gozaimasu.
Thanks for your help. (formal)
てつだって くれて ありがとう
Tetsudatte kurete arigatō.
Thanks for your help. (casual)
たいへん ありがとう ございました
Taihen arigatō gozaimashita.
それは ありがたい です
Sorewa arigatai desu.
That is very kind.
あなたは なんて ごしんせつ だこと
Anatawa nante goshinsetsu dakoto.
How kind of you. (formal)
あなたは なんて やさしいの
Anatawa nante yasashiino.
How kind of you. (casual)
Whether you are traveling to Japan or simply interacting with Japanese people, acting in a courteous way will win you friends and gain you respect. You'll find that the more polite you are, the better people will treat you. Japanese people tend to be more formal and place more emphasis on courtesy than you might be used to so don't be afraid to be overly polite!
If you want more lessons on Japanese salutations then I recommend that you check out the following:
- How to say Good morning in Japanese.
- Being able to say Thank you in Japanese is essential for a great Japanese experience!
- Using the word Welcome in Japanese.
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