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Thanks for the compliment! You're quite handsome yourself!


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11:53 Sep 22, 2001
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Thanks for the compliment! You're quite handsome yourself!
Response to a compliment
Dean Hutchinson

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5 +1Oseji arigatou! Anatamo iiotoko desuyo!bgccb



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Oseji arigatou! Anatamo iiotoko desuyo!

Oseji - compliment
Anatamo/anatasamamo or otakusamamo (formal)- you, too
maamaa - quite, but this would be an insult because it will mean "a bit handsome" or "in a way, handsome"
iiotoko or you can use "otokomae" for handsome


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agree  jam
15 hrs

disagree  xxxFumiko: Oseiji comes out as flattery. I like the word "homeru" as compliment. As for handsome, I would use "nimaeme" instead.
2 days 1 hr

agree  mimichan
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You read it "konna moushibun-nai gaikenn wo shiteiru kata ni so iwaretara kouei desuyo." If I translate the Japanese into English literally, it would be "It is a honor to have a person like yourself who looks so perfect tell me that I am handsom." This might sound strange to those whose first language is not Japanese but if you want the English sentece to be translated in natural conversational Japanese, this would be what I would suggest. What I wrote above in Japanese would be good enough if you are having a chat with Japanese people who you have business ties with at parties. If you would like to say the same thing to someone you already know well and you know that it is ok to joke with that person, or if you are hanging out for a drink with Japanese company men after work, you can make it less formal and say, "こんないい男に言われたら、こっちが照れるじゃないですか." In English, it would literally be "I would blush if such a perfect man tells me such a thing." This would even sound more strange to English speaking people, especially, the context in which people use the word blush and perfect man. However, by using the word blush or "tereru" in Japanese and "iiotoko" which is perfect man in Japanese, people show some degree of modesty and respect to others. However, I suggest, never tell your boss that he is a "iiotoko." If you are talking to your boss, just say "いや、そちらこそ。”, which reads
"iya, sochirakoso" which literally means "oh, you too." Say that right after your boss tells you that you are handsom. I just wanted to tell you how things would be said differently depending on the situation.

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