Sunday, May 23, 2010

Culture: You Must Be Tired

So in the last episode of Lost tonight everyone wore kimono and there was an epic samurai battle.

Just kidding. I couldn't resist. ;)

That said, after all of those years working together, a great phrase for the cast and crew of Lost to say to each other would be "Otsukare sama desu/deshita" (oats kah reh sah mah des/desh ta).

This literally means "You must be tired," but is used to mean "Thank you for your hard work" and is said between two people who work together on something at the end of each work day, or/and at the end of a project done together. You can hear it between coworkers as they leave the office, at the end of musicians' recording sessions, and so on.

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