「いえいえ!こちらこそフォロバしてくれてありがとね」

Screen Shot 2013-11-07 at 8.56.19 ANAs you know, I’ve decided to Use Twitter to practice Japanese (Are you using Twitter to practice Japanese?). I’ve followed a few people, and because I’m super duper sweet and polite, responded to their follows with,

「フォローしてくれてありがとうございます!」
「Foro-shitekurete arigatou gozaimasu!」
“Thank you very much for following!”

All of my new pals answered back with,

「いえいえ!こちらこそフォロバしてくれてありがとね」
「Ieie! Kochirakoso foro-shitekurete arigatou ne」
“Nono! It is I who should say thank you for following, you know”

In Japan, it is customary to be very, very humble and grateful about anything and everything, and that includes being thanked for something. I had forgotten all about that when I read it sometime last year. I think it’s super sweet! :)

I hope I was able to help future Japanese speakers! If you have any questions, feel free to ask, and I’ll answer, to the best of my knowledge, in a blog post

じゃまたね!

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4 thoughts on “「いえいえ!こちらこそフォロバしてくれてありがとね」

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  2. I used to study Japanese but didn’t complete it unfortunately bcz of other study commitments! :( learning the letters and memorizing their shapes were the most fun part! Looks like you’ve become quite proficient, all the best! :)

    • Ha Parisa!
      Yeah, I had to put it off for a while, myself, when I was in my senior year of university. Now that I’m done, I have all the time in the world – outside of work! Yes! Recognizing the shapes of the kanji is one of my best tips. My favorites are 足 for “foot,” as it looks like a person with a large foot, and 門 for “gate,” as it looks like the two entry doors of a gate!

      How long were you able to study for? Were you teaching yourself, or did you take classes?
      -Kiza

      • Hey Kiza! Yeah I studied it from a self-study textbook in one of the summers when I was at Uni.to be honest I wasn’t expecting to learn as much as I did bcz I wasn’t going to any classes, but I did! It’s a pity I forgot it now! LOL the funny thing is i ended up going to japan for a week this year with my family, and u won’t believe how much I wished I had continued studying it!! .. How about you, how long have you been studying it?

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