"Dou itashimashite" (douZhi shimashite) means "Thank you" and is a typical answer to "arigato gozaimasu," however it sounds stiff and official. "Iie iie" (iieiie) or "ii yo ii yo" (iiyoiiyo) translate as "Not at all" and are more informal responses used in everyday life. "Okaeri" (oKae re) means "You're welcome."
Arigato goes well with drinks, meals, or anything else you might want to thank someone for. It can be said either after receiving something or before asking for something. For example, you could say "Sumimasen, arigato" (suminma desu ne, thank you very much) after being denied something you wanted, or you could say "Nihongo o kaerimashita" (I was able to speak Japanese) before asking for something difficult to get like an autograph from a famous actor.
There are many ways to say "thank you" in Japanese, but everyone should know how to say "arigato" because it comes up often when talking about food or drink.
"ie ie" is a common word used in response to "arigato gozaimasu." You may have learnt that "you're welcome" in Japanese is "do itashimashite," although this phrase isn't used very often nowadays. There are two other phrases that are more commonly used to reply to "arigato": "itsuki nda" and "omae ni ikou."
When saying "thanks," or any form of address, followed by "ni," the verb conjugates into the future tense. So, "arigato ni" means "thank you."
Many Japanese words cannot be translated into English directly, so alternative words are used instead. One example is when responding to "arigato" with "ie," rather than "yes." In Japanese, "ie" can also mean "OK" or "of course." So, when saying "arigato," followed by "ie," this means that you are acknowledging what was said but not necessarily agreeing with it.
Alternative Japanese answers to "arigatou" (thank you) besides "dou itashimashite" (you're welcome)
"douZhi shimashite" (dou itashimashita) is the traditional response to "arigatou gozaimasu" or "doumo arigatou gozaimashita." I frequently hear Japanese people utter "doumodoumo" (doumo doumo), a very useful word that may imply a variety of things, including "hello," "thank you," "never mind," "your welcome," "good bye," and so on. The verb "dou" can be used in place of other verbs, such as "kudasai," which means "please." So, "dou kudasai" means "please take it."
Arigato goes without saying but it's good to state it clearly when thanking someone for their help. "Gozaimasu" can be followed by "shizuka ni" (喜美な) or "omoshiroi" (大好き). The latter term can be used to express admiration for something great or wonderful. For example, one could say "o omoshiroi ue" (お 大好き 家) to express admiration for one's house.
The phrase "gozaimasu" can be used as a reply to "arigato" even if you don't want anything. For example, if someone says "arigato" to you as you're leaving a restaurant, then you can say "gozaimasu" back to show that you don't need anything else.
I believe there is a more condensed version of this. Omedetoboy! Good luck!
The ideal "ohayo gozaimasu" response It might be answered simply with "Ohayou" or "Daijobudesu." In Japanese, the first word also means "good morning," and the second sentence indicates "I am OK." So together they mean "Good morning (how are you?) I am OK." Alternatively, one could say "Hola" or "Bonjour." Or one could use the English "Guten Morgen" or "Buongiorno."
But how does one answer "Ohayo?" Or more broadly, how does one respond to another person when they say "Ohayo?"
In fact, there are several different ways to answer "Ohayo." You can choose the method that feels most natural to you. For example, if someone says "Ohayo" to you in a shop, it would be appropriate to say "Konnichiwa" back. If you know who that person is, then an even better way to answer "Ohayo" is to say their name followed by "Gozaimasu."
There are three main ways to answer "Ohayo."