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06:40 Jun 28, 2004
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Japanese term or phrase: okaista ze
received from a friend

Summary of answers provided
4I owe you one!

Discussion entries: 2



1 day18 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
I owe you one!

I think this might be おかえしたぜ, which is basically equivalent to saying "I owe you one" when someone does you a favor (返す means to return something to someone).

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neutral  Minoru Kuwahara: Dave, おかえしたぜ still sounds weird to me as a Japanese native. Regardless of grammatical correctness, no one would probably say that way even colloquially except for some kinky manga character. -
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  -> Minoru, I know what you mean. I did a Google search, and several hits came up for 迷惑をおかえしたごと & おかえした言葉。I didn't see any refs to the term as a kind of sign off, but given the limited context that the asker provided, this made the most se
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