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1 The Event Calendar
2 Disaster Prevention Guide & Map
3 What is eHankof?          
4 Debbi-sanfs Question Box
5 My Experience with Japanese Habits
6 Japanese Cooking
7 Japanese Expressions
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Japanese Expressions `Otagaisama`

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gOtagaisamah is a considerate word. One replies with it when someone apologizes or appreciates.

It is used as follows.

1.      Two students met on the road.

A apologized, gIfm sorry I havenft sent an e-mail to you for a long time.h

B replied, gOtagaisama dayo. (The same with me.) I didnft always give you a response soon,

either.h

 

2.      Mrs. A visited the next door neighbor. She is remodeling her house now.

Mrs. A apologized, gItfs very noisy, isnft it? Ifm very sorry.h

Mrs. B replied, gNo problem. Otagaisama desu. (The same with me.) We also make some noise. (So donft worry about it.)h

 

3.      Two young mothers are talking. They are very busy with the care of their children.

A said, gThank you very much for taking care of my kid late yesterday evening.h

B replied, gYoufre welcome. Otagaisama yo. (The same with me.) You always take care of my

kid, too. (So donft worry about it.)h

 

Letfs use considerate words like this. Because gOtagaisama desu.h (Itfs the same with me.)

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