My supervisor at work tells me よろしくお願いします after she gives me a task to do in the office. What is the appropriate way to respond? I've looked around on the internet but have been unsuccessful in finding an answer.

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The most common reply would be:


In a company with a very informal corporate culture, however, you might instead say:


Only you know how formally or informally your colleagues speak to their bosses.

  • How about 「了解」? My (Japanese) colleagues often use one of 「了解です/しました」in our fairly informal workplace and team chat. (Though I also see 「承知いたしました。」on occasion)
    – muru
    Jul 22, 2018 at 1:51
  • @muru In principle 了解 shouldn't be used toward a supervisor but I have seen many young Japanese workers using it casually (usually before getting reprimanded by their supervisor though).
    – Gumamori
    Jul 22, 2018 at 19:48

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