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Ask for a facility visit to another Japanese company

I'm in the process of asking another company if they would be so kind to let us visit their facility. Some kind of tour of the company. They already accepted us going there, but we would like to ask ...
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How to politely phrase “what problem are you trying to solve?”

I'm struggling to find a way to phrase: "Could you let me know what problem you are trying to solve with ${COMPANY_PRODUCT}?" in a business email. The context is that we're offering a product that ...
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Grammar explanation for と粘ってよかった

I'm trying to translate a conversation where one person compliments another person, and they replied with: そうおっしゃっていただけると粘ってよかったと思います!ありがとうございます! 粘る (ねばる) - "to persist" I think it roughly ...
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Rules regarding 尊敬語 through history

I'm reading a story that takes place like 30 years ago, which I think could be the only possible explanation of what I'm going ask. I often see this structure : Verb stem+ になられる as below: ...
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What's the meaning and use of しまわれました in this sentence

I'm doing an exercise in my textbook on 尊敬語、and there's a sentence that I don't understand well. The sentence is: もう論文かいてしまわれましたか。 Is "しまわれました" the past tense of "いる"? If so, with the 尊敬語 ...
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How would one refer to someone else's lover in 尊敬語?

I've searched the internet, but can't really find anything. My first thoughts were お恋人 and お付き合いの方, but the first doesn't seem very common, and the latter seems to have a different meaning.
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Correct a sentence which used 欲しがる

This is only a simple correcting problem I encountered in a book. 社長さんは工場_をご覧になりたがっています。_ The part between "_" is the part that need to be corrected. I've looked up some pages and saw multiple ...
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Using けいご to talk about a third party

I am learning the honorific and humble forms, and am confused by the precises situations in which you use them. I understand that when speaking directly to an individual of higher status, one would ...
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Sonkeigo forms of できる and なかったら

「できる」の尊敬語はありますか。「おできになる」は使われていますか。(見たことはありませんが...) また、「あったら」は「おありでしたら」になると思いますが、「なかったら」はどうなりますか。