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I came across a situation where I went to a volunteer class wearing a mask since I have a cough. My sensei told me "お大事に", and I did not know what to reply.

In this case, should I just say "はい"? Or is there a more appropriate response?

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Maybe ありがとうございました? :) – Wenzel Jakob Mar 24 '14 at 0:51
@WenzelJakob Make that ありがとうございます. – Earthliŋ Mar 24 '14 at 0:52
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The most common reply among us native speakers would be a simple 「ありがとうございます。」.

「はい」 would sound pretty strange. You could say 「はい、ありがとうございます。」, though.

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