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The word that we often use to express enthusiasm is 「[是非]{ぜひ}」= "by all means". 「是非[行]{い}きます!」,「是非行きたいです!」,「是非行きましょう!」, 「是非行こう!」, etc. You can add 「あ」 or 「あっ」 in front of 「是非」, too. To express even more enthusiasm, you could use 「[絶対]{ぜったい}」 or 「[必]{かなら}ず」 in place of 「是非」.


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Those are most commonly called 「[屋台村]{やたいむら}」, followed probably by 「[屋台街]{やたいがい}」, but I recommend that you stick with the former because the latter can also refer to a regular street lined with food stalls. There is one named 「かごっまふるさと屋台村」 in Kagoshima if that is the one you got drunk at last night. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keCZt91Xj1g The word ...


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I'm familiar with the following options. いらない いらないです いりません 結構です いい いいです Their usage overlaps (after all, they all mean "no, thank you" in some sense). 結構です is quite formal and いいです probably the most common option, closely followed by いらないです. (The forms based on いらない are more direct.) If you want to be informal, use いい or いらない. The ...


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So, some of these words have much narrower meaning than hospitality in general. To me, 「親切{しんせつ}」 sounds like the most neutral word for hospitality. A natural sentence would be 「ご親切{しんせつ}に、ありがとうございました。」 Both 「(お)もてなし」 and 「歓待{かんたい}」are specifically the hospitality towards guests. 「お世話{せわ}になりました」 is for something longer (but, it seems most cases of ...


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The more common the phrases are, either in English or Japanese, the less likely it is that direct or literal translations will sound natural in the other language. "Thank you for your hospitality" is a prime example of this. All of the three words that you listed are "big" --- especially 「歓待」 and 「厚情」. Those two are seldom used in spoken language and when ...


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「おもてなし」 is probably closest to hospitality. You can say 「持て成し」 but it's probably more common to say 「おもてなし」. When you thank someone, I don't think you have to mention their hospitality; instead, it's perfectly fine to say 「ありがとうございました」 or 「お世話になりました」. 「おもてなしありがとうございます。」 is literally "thank you for your hospitality", but this sounds very awkward.


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Just to add to other answers. For "no thanks", from young people you'll often hear 大丈夫{だいじょうぶ}です which originally means "I'm fine (safe, alright)". Some might even find いいです or 結構です a bit cold or rude. Some links: http://questionbox.jp.msn.com/qa8287306.html http://detail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp/qa/question_detail/q1323030728


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`Not everyone is here.' is translated into すべての人がここにいるのではない。 Here 「すべて~ではない」is a partial negation. `Everyne is not here' is translated into すべての人がここにいない。(i.e. 誰もいない) Here「すべて~ない」is a total negation. If you are familiar with formal language representations :-), We can interpret the above situation as below: When P(x)≡[x is here], Not everyone is ...


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As Igor Skochinsky points out, there are some pre-existing translations of this phrase. Many phrases, both idiomatic and otherwise, have been translated from one language into another because the target language doesn't have a word or phrase that means the exact same thing. In Japanese, these words are sometimes called 訳語 or 翻訳語 (yakugo or hon'yakugo, ...


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It doesn't matter. Feel it out based on your relationship with that person and whatever feels right. I have to imagine that if you had contact with someone before and you said 初めまして upon meeting them in person it would be accompanied by that kind of weak laugh of shared awkwardness like "what do I say in this situation?" In other words, meeting people from ...


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"Not everything is X" is the same logically as "Some things (exist which) are not X", so in the general case you can do something like 青くないものもある there also exist things that are not blue = some of them aren't blue = not every one of them is blue Unfortunately, for the "is here" case, where our verb is いる, that would give us something like ...


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I am not a native speaker but based on my experience supported by the comments above from native speakers, I would say it again, just as I might say "pleased to meet you" in English. It might partly depend on the context and the nature of your previous contact: When you meet finally F2F, there may be a "first time feel" to the occasion and it comes very ...


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I don't have any specialist knowledge on this but over and above telling you that 企業連合 is a cartel,   独占禁止法 is the anti-monopolies law I can suggest how I studied a business topic recently: There must be lots of articles on the web in English on your chosen topic so that should give you the background but I should also expect there are pamphlets put out ...


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I think the name will vary and in smaller book shops where sales of foreign books let alone Japanese text books are rare you may not find anything. By chance today I noticed in Kinokuniya, one of the largest book shops in Tokyo, that the Japanese text book section was next to the foreign books and magazine section and split into: 日本語教育 and "Learning ...


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Would you like to go out for dinner on Saturday night? I'd love to. ええ。そうしましょう。 Do you want a bowl of this soup that I just cooked? I'd love to. はい。お願いします。 Although they look like offers, but they are the “standard” “textbook-style” ways to accept offers. I see people use the adverb ぜひ to emphasize they are “glad” to accept.


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If you're looking at a book store you'll probably find those kinds of books in the 語学{ごがく} section. You'll generally find JLPT test prep or other English-language materials for learning Japanese there (at least in my experience), as well as a variety of other foreign language learning materials.


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Usually you can say this (for food if offered) for refusing politely: Iie, kekkou desu. いいえ、結構です (けっこうです) Using the japanese for 'I dont need, I don't want' (verb iru) might be a little rude. Use it only if you have to refuse it strongly: "Irimasen desu" Polite (somewhat rude) [いりませんです] "Iranai" (rude/familiar) [いらない]



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