The Strange Thing About Writing ‘Thank You’ in Japanese

When life is full of good miracles

Kaki Okumura

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Illustrations by Kaki Okumura

It never occurred to me before, but the Japanese characters for “thank you” are composed of two unlikely words:

有: To have, possess

難: Difficulty, hardship

有難う: Thank you

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Kaki Okumura

Born in Dallas, raised in New York and Tokyo. I care about helping others learn to live a better, healthier life. My site: www.kakikata.space 🌱