Express Your Thanks In Japanese!Even if you don’t understand Japanese, it’s a good feeling to know how to express your appreciation in Japanese. In this article, we’ll be introducing several phrases for saying “thank you”.*For how to read the pronunciations within the [ ], please check the following article: Japanese Basics: English In Japan And Japanese PronunciationRead also:Basic Japanese Phrases You Can Use While In Japan!Ask For Directions In Japanese! 14 Phrases You Need To Know1. Arigato gozaimasu! / Thank you![arigato: gozaimas]This is a polite way of saying “thank you”.While traveling in Japan, this is probably the most basic “thank you” phrase you’ll be using.”Arigato” is for friends”Arigato” is also a phrase that you will hear often.This is a casual way of saying “thank you”, usually used toward family, your partner and friends who are the same age or younger than you.When expressing thanks to a stranger or person older than yourself, especially toward teachers or your seniors at work, you should definitely use the polite version: “arigato gozaimasu”.Most of the people you talk to during your trip will probably be strangers. For example, you should say “arigato gozaimasu” to shop or hotel staff.2. Domo arigato gozaimasu / Thank you very much[do:mo arigato: gozaimas]This one is for the situations when you want to be even more polite.