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Old 08-28-04, 05:06 AM
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is there a difference between "arigato" and "domo" ???
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arrigato by itself is just Thank you
Domo by itself is Domo thanks
Domo arrigato is saying Big thanks to you. Just stronger thanks
Domo arrigato gozaimas is Thank you very much in a proper manner

just different ways of expressing your thanks



edit: stupid domo typo. hee, domo by itself is "domo" hee.. silly me. it's just thanks.

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Arigato means "thank you" and domo is a modifier which has a somewhat vague meaning I think - like "i'm not worthy"... anyway, the arigato part is the thanks part of it and translated together, it's usually "thank you very much." Domo can also be used as a shortened version of domo arigato and will convey a "thanks" although it doesn't really mean thanks and it's far less common than using arigato by itself (and some wouldn't even know what you're talking about I don't think). I've also read domo arigato to mean "thanks for your troubles" or something.
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One is what you say to Mr. Roboto, teh other is not.
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Japanese is a very complex language and you can easily see that by the different levels in speech in using domo, arigato, and gozaimasu or the appropriate combination. The craziest thing I was taught in learning Japanese is that there is a level of speech devoted only to if you are talking with the emperor. I kid you not
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Yeah, but which one means "Schoolgirls that love tentacles in every orifice!" That never seems to be in the Japanese/English dictionaries.
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Well I don't know about you, but what you just described sounds like the perfect meaning of KAWAII possible.

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Originally posted by IMRICKJAMES
Japanese is a very complex language and you can easily see that by the different levels in speech in using domo, arigato, and gozaimasu or the appropriate combination. The craziest thing I was taught in learning Japanese is that there is a level of speech devoted only to if you are talking with the emperor. I kid you not

I remember learning that too.
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Originally posted by Forum Troll
One is what you say to Mr. Roboto, teh other is not.
Mr. Roboto - Styx

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto,
Mata ah-oo hima de
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto,
Himitsu wo shiri tai

You're wondering who I am-machine or mannequin
With parts made in Japan, I am the mod-ren man

I've got a secret I've been hiding under my skin
My heart is human, my blood is boiling, my brain I.B.M.
So if you see me acting strangely, don't be surprised
I'm just a man who needed someone, and somewhere to hide
To keep me alive-just keep me alive
Somewhere to hide to keep me alive

I'm not a robot without emotions-I'm not what you see
I've come to help you with your problems, so we can be free
I'm not a hero, I'm not a saviour, forget what you know
I'm just a man whose circumstances went beyond his control
Beyond my control-we all need control
I need control-we all need control

I am the modren man, who hides behind a mask
So no one else can see my true identity

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, domo...domo
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, domo...domo
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, domo...domo
Thank you very much, Mr. Roboto
For doing the jobs that nobody wants to
And thank you very much, Mr. Roboto
For helping me escape just when I needed to
Thank you-thank you, thank you
I want to thank you, please, thank you

The problem's plain to see: too much technology
Machines to save our lives. Machines dehumanize.

The time has come at last
To throw away this mask
So everyone can see
My true identity...
I'm Kilroy! Kilroy! Kilroy! Kilroy!

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