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kisu

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i heard that both "kudasai" and "onegaishimasu" mean please...in which circumstances do you use eash one?

thank you~

~kisu
 

Erik

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Originally posted by kisu
i heard that both "kudasai" and "onegaishimasu" mean please...in which circumstances do you use eash one?

thank you~

~kisu

I don't really know, I guess it's something you just learn with experience. Same thing goes for GOMEN and SUMIMASEN... then I could be wrong and someone will correct me!
 

Mandylion

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onegaishimasu is more formal and is used most often when talking to people of a higher position or some kind of official. Or if you just want to be uber-polite it is okay too.
kudasai is for folks at the same level or lower. On occassion you might use it with your boss if in a relaxed setting or he/she doesn't care. If you have business guests though you would use onegaishimasu.
 
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