Tag: politeness

76 When to use ください (kudasai) or お願いします (onegaishimasu) in requests? 2011-06-01T08:47:27.273

51 Usage of すみません (sumimasen) versus ごめんなさい (gomen'nasai) 2011-06-01T13:36:38.707

43 Is it proper to thank waitstaff, cashiers, etc. for their service? 2011-06-03T03:10:19.730

29 ありがとうございます vs. ありがとうございました 2011-06-02T04:04:36.617

27 When to use 欲しがる instead of 欲しい 2011-08-08T06:34:31.033

24 "You don't have to be so polite." Really? 2011-08-03T14:22:21.150

23 Can somebody explain the various words and combinations thereof used for thanking? 2011-06-02T14:42:58.023

22 Can polite and casual Japanese be combined? 2018-12-18T23:29:15.857

21 How would I say "Get well soon"? 2011-07-12T23:25:59.727

20 How do I politely ask my boss for a moment of his time? 2011-06-12T19:56:21.163

20 How do you respond to thanks given? 2011-07-15T12:31:42.493

19 What's the difference in usage between 氏名 (しめい) and 名前 (なまえ)? 2011-06-07T03:27:25.143

19 Can you use "anata" with people you don't know well? 2018-02-08T17:36:16.167

18 In modern usage how do Japanese natives regard the differences between 外人, 外国人 and 外人さん? 2011-06-07T06:16:24.860

18 correctness of い adjective + です 2011-07-10T08:00:25.143

18 What are the origins of ド when used as emphasis, and is it always negative? 2011-07-28T16:14:39.433

18 Is it offensive to say あなた? 2011-08-18T12:14:54.133

18 Politeness in examination questions 2011-12-13T17:01:50.333

18 How impolite is it to call a waitress お姉{ねえ}さん? 2014-07-21T02:11:40.237

18 How to use ~先生 properly with co-workers? 2016-07-06T01:01:08.263

17 Can I say なるほど when talking with customers? 2011-06-03T01:46:43.057

17 Does "敬語" (keigo) just mean "politeness" or is it a technical term specifically relating to Japanese grammar? 2011-06-09T14:05:25.813

17 Correct form of address for a bartender, or itamae 2015-12-06T22:54:57.720

16 why is it that some 形容動詞 accepts の after it while some only accepts な after it? 2011-06-10T03:17:50.157

16 How would I respectfully disagree with a superior? 2011-06-14T20:07:48.323

15 Usage of 「ごめんください」 2011-07-20T13:16:30.773

15 In actual Japanese society, how often are second-person pronouns used? 2011-12-21T20:02:19.017

15 When should 男の人/女の人 be used instead of 男/女? 2012-01-21T18:15:34.980

15 How to respond when someone praises about my Japanese? 2016-11-11T11:17:14.550

14 Which kanji to use for saying ありがとうございます in emails? 2011-06-04T06:22:15.490

14 When can I exchange くださる for いただく in expressions of gratitude? 2011-06-10T18:21:52.820

14 How to use いかがですか? 2012-11-05T03:19:57.960

13 When and to whom should I use the expression ご苦労様 (gokurousama)? 2011-06-17T15:04:44.200

13 Polite Way to Ask "How old are you?" : 何歳 , いくつ ,年齢 , ご年 2011-08-19T08:43:38.113

13 Should I say 失礼{しつれい}します before hanging up the phone if the other person called me? 2013-01-11T00:19:37.767

13 Addressing a friend's parents when meeting them for the first time 2013-05-12T01:04:04.027

13 What to say at the cash register in the convenience store 2014-04-15T12:27:48.203

13 Is it rude to refer to a person as 古い? 2018-03-03T01:50:17.083

12 Is it ok to use ~て下さりました instead of ~ていただきました? 2011-06-02T10:33:40.843

12 How can I thank somebody for pointing out my mistakes? 2011-06-03T10:52:47.453

12 Address someone by their first name, or their last name? 2012-04-28T09:43:09.777

12 Do all verbs have an honorific and humble form? 2017-11-11T02:02:47.673

11 Why is "kisama" more refined than "temee"? 2011-08-29T09:19:04.407

11 When to use 頂戴します instead of いただきます? 2011-09-14T09:44:46.250

11 Why is the honorific o used for the bathroom? 2011-09-29T13:11:12.393

11 How to answer someone else's phone? 2012-09-13T04:44:30.800

11 Addressing children in Japanese 2012-10-22T21:04:30.023

11 What makes 「どこからきた?」 rude? 2016-07-11T19:18:17.337

11 Is there a convention to always place yourself last in a list of people? 2016-07-12T14:14:40.367

10 What to say when leaving the table before everybody else? 2011-07-02T17:02:59.403

10 When asking for holidays, should I be more polite than usual? 2011-07-05T10:32:18.093

10 Politeness on Twitter 2013-02-24T16:28:56.667

10 Why does the waiter use past tense here 2014-08-17T13:10:17.860

10 恐れ入ります correct "thank you" to use after customers make a purchase? 2015-12-27T21:07:48.850

10 Addressing other members of the same great family when everyone shares the same surname 2016-03-25T10:27:24.330

10 Greeting when meeting somebody a second time in the day? 2016-11-19T16:20:34.550

9 Polite form of ~っけ 2012-10-19T09:43:08.190

9 Situational acceptability of politeness and/or honorific use 2012-11-18T16:18:55.277

9 How should I bid farewell to a superior? 2012-12-26T02:55:33.787

9 Is it actually impolite to say ご苦労様 to a superior? 2013-01-11T05:39:19.800

9 ちょっと and/or むり: How to refuse an invitation with a specific reason? 2014-01-07T00:44:24.557

9 How to respond to ありがとう? 2015-09-18T10:47:44.903

9 What is it about ~まして? 2015-10-05T16:56:30.290

9 When does omission of です constitute casual speech? 2016-09-24T06:24:32.923

8 Is 見物{みもの} derogatory? 2011-08-05T17:34:35.713

8 When is it appropriate to use [v] ないでくれ instead of [v] な? 2011-08-17T11:11:26.340

8 What is proper letter ending greeting for a letter to a teacher? 2011-09-12T00:42:11.703

8 Is it natural to call elderly men ojiisan? 2012-02-09T02:10:35.643

8 Is it OK to keep saying ありがとう 2012-04-27T04:15:04.217

8 Difference in word use: 父親 母親 両親 父母 2012-11-27T15:37:12.393

8 Difference in nuance between 頂ければと思います, 頂けませんか, and 頂きたいんですけども 2012-12-08T03:13:53.033

8 How many times should 「お」 and 「ご」 be used in a sentence? 2013-10-29T06:07:26.200

8 Addressing strangers without knowing the name 2014-07-08T17:28:55.877

8 How would you say "if you don't mind my asking"? 2014-07-19T19:48:29.347

8 Is おつかれさん "correct" Japanese to address to someone of lower status? 2014-08-26T12:58:51.167

8 Interpreting させていただきます 2014-12-01T14:06:48.767

8 How are twins addressed by their teacher at school? 2015-06-15T19:30:57.640

8 How do you politely apologize to a professor for unintentional rudeness? 2015-09-17T03:42:23.757

8 Masu te-form with Kudasai? 2016-05-07T15:41:16.920

8 When would you use 敬語 in its plain forms? 2016-07-01T08:02:19.230

8 Is there a difference in (im)politeness between ~てくれ and ~て? 2018-07-25T04:46:07.080

7 Concretely, on what scenarios should I say either お世話になっています or いつもお世話になっております? 2011-06-03T10:12:23.663

7 When do you use -san about a company? 2011-07-17T23:13:55.560

7 For verbs with irregular humble/honorific forms, are the regular forms still used? 2011-09-06T13:33:25.600

7 Was desu and masu originally geisha-speak? 2011-10-21T14:47:03.227

7 How do you say "I don't want to fail" in Japanese? The formal form of it? 2012-09-24T22:14:36.790

7 How to say "no thank you, I don't want / need it"? 2014-02-25T15:51:07.730

7 Is 拝見いたしました an example of 二重敬語? 2014-02-28T17:09:09.817

7 Saying "you're welcome" at the workplace 2015-07-21T08:34:22.847

7 How to say "I don't know you well" 2015-12-14T00:49:06.330

7 Use of non-polite form between Japanese companies 2016-02-19T13:15:54.127

7 Does 私の名前はXYZです sound natural? 2016-02-27T18:15:46.307

7 How rude is it to speak to a Japanese stranger informally instead of using the polite form? 2016-06-22T21:21:59.483

7 What is the difference between formal and polite verb forms? 2016-07-01T07:47:45.480

7 "お休みなさい" not appropriate between male neighbours? 2016-11-29T14:52:45.247

7 Why does くださる have an irregular infinitive form (ください)? 2017-01-27T07:47:50.740

7 How can I say "I insist on paying" (for a free item) to a shopkeeper? 2017-08-31T04:42:18.357

7 Dragging one's feet for politeness 2017-12-13T05:55:47.377

7 こと (Must Do) Confusion 2018-01-01T18:44:20.437