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Exercise 8: Simulation Exercises for Thanking


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Analysis of the Thanking Expressions in the Sample Dialogue


Strategies used

Sample dialogue

Thanking expressions used in consideration of the recipient


どうもありがとう。  Doumo arigatou.

ありがとね。  Arigatone.



すっごい suggoi

Pre/Post-thanking expressions


すっごい助かった。  Suggoi tasukatta.  (emphasizing the depth of gratitude)

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


No use of keigo, not even desu/masu style

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

Stress on the intensifier, suggoi

Repetition of Arigatou makes the thanking more sincere



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