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Postby astaroth » Mon 12.22.2008 5:22 am

はじめまして
ルカと申します。出身はイタリアですけど七年USに住んでいます。一年日本語を勉強しています、英語とイタリア語が出来ます。
どうぞよろしくお願いします。(土下座)

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Postby becki_kanou » Mon 12.22.2008 9:01 am

Hello and welcome to TJP!

土下座はしなくてもいいですよ :mrgreen:
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Postby AJBryant » Mon 12.22.2008 3:43 pm

Welcome!

But... why "kochira koso"?

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Re: こちらこそ

Postby astaroth » Mon 12.22.2008 3:59 pm

Because somebody else introduced themselves before me ... so I thought kochira koso could be appropriate. But I don't know since I just started learning Japanese, I thought kochira koso was used as, for instance, a reply to someone who introduce themselves.
Though ... this is a forum so I don't really know ... :?
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Postby clay » Mon 12.22.2008 4:46 pm

but, 「土下座」 was a nice touch :)

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Postby astaroth » Wed 12.24.2008 10:10 am

Thanks, actually this brings up something I quite don't know. I only know 土下座 for to bow, but I guess there are (many) other terms to express this. I gave a quick look at wwwjdic and found for instance 辞儀 or 伏す, would those have been more appropriate? Was 土下座 ... too much?

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Postby becki_kanou » Wed 12.24.2008 11:12 am

lucagrisa wrote:Thanks, actually this brings up something I quite don't know. I only know 土下座 for to bow, but I guess there are (many) other terms to express this. I gave a quick look at wwwjdic and found for instance 辞儀 or 伏す, would those have been more appropriate? Was 土下座 ... too much?

Thanks!


土下座 is the deepest kind of bow, where you kneel and touch your head to the ground, usually only used when making a serious apology.
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Postby astaroth » Thu 12.25.2008 1:24 pm

Thanks, becki-kanouさん.
Is 辞儀 more appropriate for bowing when meeting or introducing to people?
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