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Mike Hamer
06-21-2006, 07:01 PM
It's something like Oginawasha......something like that? We say something different yet simmilar at the end as well. It's my 3rd class tomorrow and I want to make sure ive got it right this time.

louiev
06-21-2006, 07:06 PM
"Onegai shimasu," maybe?

Mike Hamer
06-21-2006, 07:21 PM
I was just coming back from http://www.aikiweb.com/wiki/onegaishimasu to tell everyone that I had stumbled upon my answer, to find someone already was there to help me out. Thanks Louie.

Trish Greene
06-22-2006, 02:12 PM
At closing we use " Domo arigatou gozai mashita"

From what I understand it is "thank you for working with me"

Aikiweb has it here: http://www.aikiweb.com/language/arigatou.html

Jack M.
06-23-2006, 10:41 AM
Onegai shimasu literally means, I request. It's what you say to Sensei when you have a question.

Domo arigato gozaimasu is a very polite Thank You.

ikkitosennomusha
06-27-2006, 12:24 AM
Onegaishimasu means something like "Please teach me", to the best of my knowledge.

kuniggety
06-27-2006, 06:01 AM
Brad, onegai shimasu means what Jack said. It is an extremely common phrase in Japanese. It can be used with any type of request where the actual request is implied. It's hard to explain but it's an indirect/polite way of asking someone for something. You could get into a taxi and say Makudonionegaishimasu. Makudo is a short/Japanese way of saying McDonald's (Makudonaludo is kind of awkward). Please favor me by taking me to McDonald's... even though you never say take me. Same thing with kappamakioonegaishimasu. Please favor me by giving me some cucumber rolls, even though you ever say give me. Give me some cucumber rolls would be kappamakiokudasai. Your sensei is your sensei, so when you say onegaishimasu, please favor me, it's implied that you're saying please favor me by teaching me.

Mike Hamer
07-23-2006, 10:50 PM
I see, I still have to work on pronounciation and whatnot.

RoyK
07-24-2006, 02:12 AM
Before I started Aikido, my friend who kind of introduced me to Aikido told me "Domo arigato gozaimasu means "thank you for not killing me'". Even though I knew it's not true, I really liked the idea.

Nick P.
07-24-2006, 05:52 AM
Before I started Aikido, my friend who kind of introduced me to Aikido told me "Domo arigato gozaimasu means "thank you for not killing me'". Even though I knew it's not true, I really liked the idea.

That got a chuckle out of me; thanks for that!