Post Reply Lesson | Eat and Drink
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Posted 10/19/08 , edited 11/9/08
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Vocab
Kanpai - Cheers!
(Ka-n-pa-ii)

Itadaku - To recieve, to take food and drink.
(i-ta-da-ku)

Itadakimasu - The phrase said before you start eating.
(i-ta-da-ki-ma-su)

Oiishii - Delicious
(o-ii-shi-ii)

Maa maa - So-so
(ma-a-ma-a)

Gochisousama - Thankyou for the fine meal.
(go-chi-so-u-sa-ma)

Gochisousama deshita - A polite way to say Gochisousama
(go-chi-so-u-sa-ma de-shi-ta)


Into Details..

1. Itadakimasu
Itadakimasu, is the polite form of Itadaku. A humble form of modal verb meaning 'to recieve'. It is use as an expression roughly meaning, 'i'm about to recieve', or 'i will recieve'. So we say this phrase before we eat and we're about to recieve food.

2. Natou (na-to-u)
A fermented soy bean.

3. Desu (de-su)
Equvalant to the English verb-to-be. We add desu to word like oiishi and maa maa to make it polite. If you happen to be eating with people you meet for the first time, you should use "oiishi desu" instead of oiishi. The same goes for maa maa. Use "maa maa desu" instead.

6. Deshita (de-shi-ta)
The pass tense of desu. We use deshita when the thing you are doing or the process of something is finish or done. Ex. Gochisousama deshita.

5. Gochisousama
Gochisousama is the slightly less former version of gochisousama deshita. It means 'thank you for the good food.' You can use this to thank the preparer of the meal, the shop or restaurant staff, ALL the people getting involved with getting you the food.

I hope this lesson help.
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Posted 10/20/08
i always forget the after phrase Gochisousama ><
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Posted 10/23/08

shinki7 wrote:

5. Gochisousama
Gochisousama is the slightly less former version of gochisousama deshita. It means 'thank you for the good food.' You can use this to thank the preparer of the meal, the shop or restaurant staff, ALL the people getting involved with getting you the food.

I hope this lesson help.


Always remember tho' that "deshita" would make it past tense. For example, two person is walking home, when the girl arrived at her house, she thanks the guy again for the treat and this time says "gouchisousama deshita" It doesn't necessarily mean that it's a slightly less former version.

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Posted 10/24/08
aah! arigato, I'm gona start using these...at least it can help me in my ...accent???

lol, I wonder if I say it properly.....
Posted 10/29/08
Arigatou for the nice info^^
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arigatou shinki_chan
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