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Query Subject:   Origins of Arigato
Author:   Jonathan Lewis
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Would someone be so kind as to confirm whether the common Japanese word for
thankyou, "arigato", comes from the Portuguese "obligado"? According to the
Kojien dictionary, "arigato" is a euphonic change from "arigataku", which
sounds much less similar to the Portuguese word.

Thanks in advance,

Jonathan Lewis

Tokyo Denki University

LL Issue: 12.1831
Date posted: 16-Jul-2001


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