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0.08: H. Leaving and Coming Back to Home/Office

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  • A:Itte kimasu. いってきます。 See you later.

    B:Itte rasshai. いってらっしゃい。 See you later.


    A:Tadaima. ただいま。 I’m home.

    B:Okaerinasai. おかえりなさい。 Welcome back.


    27. itte kimasu いってきます ritual expression when leaving home

    28. itte rasshai いってらっしゃい ritual response to Itte kimasu

    29. tadaima ただいま ritual expression upon coming home

    30. okaerinasai お帰 かえ りなさい ritual response to Tadaima


    Itte kimasu is used when leaving home or stepping out the office for an errand. It implies that you are coming back

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