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Old 07-11-2006, 09:15 PM   #1
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translation please?

Could somebody help me with translation of attached kanji, please?

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Old 07-11-2006, 11:24 PM   #2
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Re: translation please?

"Okage sama de."

Basically, it means, "Thanks to you" (as in, "Yes, my shodan test went well, thanks to you").

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Re: translation please?

Thanks, Jun!

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Old 07-12-2006, 03:46 PM   #4
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Re: translation please?

I have heard this most frequently as the "thanks" in the context of "how are you?" ... "fine, thanks":

"O genki desu ka?"

"Hai, genki desu... O kage sama de"



(not literal translations but colloquial translations)


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Old 07-12-2006, 03:54 PM   #5
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Re: translation please?

The same basic translation of "thanks to you" that I provided applies in your example as well.

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Old 07-13-2006, 01:09 AM   #6
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Re: translation please?

Okage-sama-de...is not the only phrase expressing indebtedness to someone. Here is another one:

私が成功したのは君のお陰だ。

Watashi ga seikou shita no wa kimi no okage da.

I owe my success to you / I am greatly indebted to you for my success.

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Old 07-14-2006, 09:25 AM   #7
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Re: translation please?

Quote:
Peter A Goldsbury wrote:
Okage-sama-de...is not the only phrase expressing indebtedness to someone. Here is another one:
Watashi ga seikou shita no wa kimi no okage da.
I owe my success to you / I am greatly indebted to you for my success.
Could you give us a little pronunciation help with this one, too, Peter?

Domo arigato!

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Old 07-15-2006, 01:13 AM   #8
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Jon Harris wrote:
Could you give us a little pronunciation help with this one, too, Peter?

Domo arigato!
Hello Jon,

Actually, the use of kimi and the coloquial da indicates that you are speaking to a close friend. If you wanted to tell your teacher the same thing, you would say: Watashi ga seikou shita no wa Sensei no okage desu, with a short pause after wa.
What pronunciation problems are you thinking of particularly?

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