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RE: いってらっしゃい

Post by arkofnoah » Mon 01.01.2007 1:13 am

@keatonatron
o.O

@suhui
i might be taking JLPT 4 this year. i heard from my friends that it's too easy to pass though...

and i heard いらっしゃいませ being used more often in shops or restaurants though...
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RE: いってらっしゃい

Post by Oracle » Mon 01.01.2007 1:21 am

arkofnoah wrote:
and i heard いらっしゃいませ being used more often in shops or restaurants though...


You heard right. It's very formal and used primarily in shops, restaurants, hotels, department stores, or by my wife when she's being sarcastic..
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RE: いらっしゃい

Post by coco » Mon 01.01.2007 1:44 am

suhui wrote:
Oh I've got another question. While watching anime, I notice that when they are stopping over at someone's house, they often ask すみません、どんなかがいらっしゃいませんか?It's an expression that asks if there's anyone at home right? But if we were to welcome others, in shops and restaurants we still got to use いらっしゃい right?


すみません。どたか いらっしゃいませんか?
in this case いらっしゃる is 尊敬語 of いる
どなたか is also 尊敬語 of 誰か.

A plain sentence would be 「すみません。誰かいますか?」

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RE: いってらっしゃい

Post by arkofnoah » Mon 01.01.2007 10:01 am

no wonder... i thought it sounds weird :o

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RE: いってらっしゃい

Post by suhui » Mon 01.01.2007 11:36 pm

or by my wife when she's being sarcastic..

no wonder... i thought it sounds weird

lolx..

すみません。どなたか いらっしゃいませんか?
in this case いらっしゃる is 尊敬語 of いる
どなたか is also 尊敬語 of 誰か.

HEE~~ My bad, sorry..Alright noted!
Spoof!

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