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Exercise 2: Observing Compliments in Japanese -2
Although the compliments you gave in Exercise 1 were about someone’s performance (or his/her certain ability), compliments about appearance or possessions are also commonly heard in Japanese.
A close friend of yours, Naoko, is wearing a new T-shirt she just brought back from her trip to New York during summer vacation. You notice it immediately and say to her: