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お土産(おみやげ)1 Souvenir

It is not obligatory to take a souvenir to somebody you visit. However, if you wish to take a gift to somebody, something from your country will be welcomed. When handing over souvenir, expressions such as “〜のおみやげです” (“this is a souvenir from 〜”) are used by. “つまらないものですが” (“It is nothing much but......”) is not frequently used by Japanese speakers nowadays. When receiving a souvenir, the recipient says “ありがとうございます” (“thank you”). The package will not opened at this time.