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Lesson 58: How are you?

In this lesson you will learn to ask how someone is, and how to reply that you are fine.

English Japanese
How are you? いかがですか?
ikaga desu ka?
I am fine. Thank you. げんです。ありがとう。
genki desu. arigatou.

There are many ways to say thank you in Japanese. In the table below you can see five ways, including their level of formality.

English Japanese
thanks casual どうも
doumo
thank you neutral ありがとう
arigatou
Thank you very much. neutral どうもありがとう。
doumo arigatou.
Thank you. formal ありがとうございます。
arigatou gozaimasu.
Thank you very much. formal どうもありがとうございます。
doumo arigatou gozaimasu.