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Exercise 8: Simulation Exercises for Thanking


Read the situation below and complete the dialogue as if you were speaking in real life. Type your answer in each box. Later you will be asked to reflect on your language use.

You borrowed class notes from a close friend of yours. As you return them, you thank him/her.

1. You:

Friend: いいよ、いいよ。 Iiyo, iiyo.

2. You:

Friend: またいつでも言って。 Mata itsudemo itte.

3. You:


Listen to a sample dialogue and compare the language with yours above.

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Let's compare various aspects of thanks more carefully.  Fill in the chart by writing down specific information from the sample dialogue and your response above.


Strategies used Sample dialogue Your response
Thanking expressions used in consideration of the recipient

どうもありがとう。 Doumo arigatou.

ありがとね。 Arigatone.





Pre/Post-thanking expressions

(Review These)



Level of Politeness (use or non-use of keigo)



Tone of voice (e.g., stress, non-verbals)




13. Comparing the sample dialogue and yours, evaluate your response here.



Extra Example

Listen to another sample dialogue between friends. What situation are they in and what sort of help is she providing?

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Your section (if applicable)/Your last name, Your first name:
Example: (in a box) 010/Smith, John

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