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Old 06-17-2011, 05:34 PM   #15
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: -"masu" or -"mashita"?

Rudy Ternbach wrote: View Post
Hello Peter,

Are the phrases " arigatou", " doumo", or "doumo arigatou" used much in your dojos?

I refrained from responding quickly because I wanted to check. In the past few days I have heard doumo hardly at all and not once in the dojo.

However, I tend to be wary of responding to questions like the one asked by the opening poster, who asked a very general question, but on the basis of a correction made by aikido teachers who are not Japanese native speakers (as far as I can see).

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