If you are offered something that you don't want, what do you say to reject it politely?

  • What is that kind of gift? Someone wanted to give me something (I forgot), I said my room is too small, so I cannot get it.
    – Ngoc Nam
    Dec 10 '18 at 2:39
  • It seems that there is a phrase that works on everything! Dec 10 '18 at 2:43
  • My room is really small :D 5畳 :((
    – Ngoc Nam
    Dec 10 '18 at 2:46

I will say like 申し訳ないけど、~なので受け取れないんです。

I think you should explain the reason why you reject the gift. For example, if I am presented a whole cake and reject it, I will say like 申し訳ないけど、ダイエット中なので受け取れないんです。

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