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Accepting complements (without rejecting them)

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Hello everyone,

I find it much more sincere to accept compliments and show how grateful I am rather than to belittle myself. Therefore I would like to know some phrases in Japanese to accept compliments and show my gratitude rather than overhumbling myself. E.g. (not まだまだ) etc.

How do you accept compliments in Japanese without coming off as really arrogant (taking into consideration that the Japanese culture in general highly values modesty and humility)? Although in the West it is certainly possible to accept compliments and be modest at the same time.

Thank you
 

Mike Cash

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ありがとうございます

Accompany it with a little お辞儀 to show you had some upbringing and you're good to go.
 
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Hello Mike,

I heard that just a "thank you" can come off as arrogant. However, the bow might counter-act that (does it work for you?).
Are there more ways to express this other than just a thank you.

E.g. in English we might say:

I'm very happy to hear that!
I'm glad you liked it (for a performance or something like that)
It's very kind of you to say that.
 

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ありがとうございます + something can work, but it differs very much depending on the context rather than a set phrase.
e.g.
ありがとうございます。そう言っていただけると嬉しいです。
ありがとうございます。気に入っていたただいてよかったです。
ありがとうございます。励みになります。
 
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お褒めに預かりまして光栄でございます♪ (not serious, in case the musical note didn't make it clear enough)
 
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