Thread: Onegaishimasu
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:46 PM   #36
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Re: Onegaishimasu

Peter A Goldsbury wrote: View Post
Here is an example commonly used in day-to-day Japanese. My nephew is staying with me and we spent a few days in Tokyo. At every station we heard this refrain on the Shinkansen.

As the train left Tokyo Station, and all the other stations on the route:
Shinkansen go-riyou itadakimashite, arigatou gozaimasu.
Thank you for using the Shinkansen.

Shortly before the train stopped at each station:
Shinkansen go-riyou itadakimashite, arigatou gozaimashita.
Thank you for using (=having used) the Shinkansen.

Best wishes,
Ah, a very nice example, sensei. arigatou gozaimashita.

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