She believes in giving gratitude where it is due and loves doing so with a red-lipped smile and candid sincerity. Even if she is not yet a master of romantic languages, she firmly believes in learning “Hello” and “Thank you,” wherever her suitcase may land. For delightful store clerks in the cherry blossomed streets of Kyoto to Brazilian baristas serving up a creamy and nose-tingling café, a “domo” or “obrigada” can do wonders for service, as well as for the soul.
Every Embarkiste believes in appreciativeness and thrives from such a simple exchange. Here she shares the most common ways of saying “Thank you” in English, French, Swedish, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Japanese.
*Please note that gentlemen say “Obrigado” in Portuguese, as ladies say “Obrigada.” Whilst in Japan, she gives a light “Domo” when someone opens the door and the more formal “Gozaimasu” when leaving the store.