I've seen this phrase a couple of times but couldn't read the Kanji so I don't remember it.

Otherwise, what phrase would be good to include in the last slide to imply "Thanks for listening!"?

For example, after giving a presentation about project that you are working on, after finishing talking at a seminar.

  • Err, that is an extremely vague question. Power point by whom? marketing guys? scientists? teachers? I'm afraid this is not really a good question…
    – Axioplase
    Jul 27 '11 at 12:37
  • Axioplase’s comment refers to revision 1 of the question. The question after the edit (revision 2) seems ok. Jul 27 '11 at 14:11

I think the most common one around is ご清聴ありがとうございました.

  • Yep, I think that is the one.
    – wallyqs
    Jul 27 '11 at 14:10
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    Beat me to it! ;). Note that the reading is せいちょう. However, there is another せいちょう that means nearly the same thing: 静聴. While 静聴 simply means "quietly listening", 清澄 has more of a respectful nuance to it.
    – istrasci
    Jul 27 '11 at 14:30
  • @sawa, If I use 0% full page zooming, your text is jarbled. If I use 10% full page zooming, your text is normal Japanese.... Weird, huh? Jul 27 '11 at 16:21
  • @op, you can say ~てくれてありがとう, generally, to thank people for favors they have done for you. ~て represents a て-form verb. In this case, 聞いてくれてありがとう could be okay, but ご清聴ありがとうございました is better. せいちょう means "attention" and the ご which precedes it is honorific language. I think you sound like Golem from Lord of the Rings if you fail to use honorific language when it is necessary. Anyway, noun+ありがとう means, 'thanks for that'. You would be saying, in an unGolemlike way: 'Thank you for your attention.' Jul 27 '11 at 16:22

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