Grammar Info
N4 Lesson 7: 7/18

~てくれてありがとう
Thank you for ~ ing

Structure
Casual
Formal
Verb[て] + くれて + ありがとう
Verb[て] + くれて + ありがとう + ございます
Details
Register Standard
使用域 一般
Information
As an extension of てくれる, which expresses that something was done for the speaker, or someone within their immediate circle, てくれてありがとう thanks someone for that action.
  • いつもゴキブリ捕(つか)まえてくれてありがとう
    Thank you for always catching the cockroaches.
  • ケーキ買(か)って来(き)てくれてありがとう
    Thank you for buying the cake for me!
Caution
This expression is usually reserved for actions that clearly benefit the speaker. It would not sound natural when thanking someone for something that they are expected to do as part of their job, or due to simple etiquette.
  • 弁当(べんとう)袋(ふくろ)に入(い)れてくれてありがとう
    Thank you for putting my bento in a bag! (Slightly unnatural Japanese, if just plainly thanking someone for doing their job)
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いつも一緒(いっしょ)にてくれてありがとう
Thanks for always being with me.
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駅(えき)まで送(おく)ってくれてありがとうございます
Thank you so much for taking me to the station.
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晩(ばん)ご飯(はん)作(つく)ってくれてありがとう
Thanks for making dinner!
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Books
Genki II 1st Edition
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Genki II 2nd Edition
Page 171