I am training Aikido - which is a Japanese Martial Arts. At the end of training we have to say "domo arigato onegaishimusu".
The first two words I'm ok on but I did a search on YesJapan for the word onegaishimusu and it didn't come up so I searched elsewhere - the answer I got was that it is said at the beginning of something - not the end. Can you tell me what this word means and how it should be pronounced?
どうもありがとう (DOUMO ARIGATOU/Thank you) and おねがいします (ONEGAISHIMASU/please) can’t be used together as one phrase.
I don’t know what kind of expressions are commonly used during training, but it should be どうもありがとうございます (DOUMO ARIGATOU GOZAIMASU/Thank you very much.) if it is used at the end of training.
おねがいします (ONEGAI SHIMASU) is one of those phrases that changes its meaning depending on the situation. This phrase doesn't have any direct equivalent in English.
If you are meeting someone for the first time, it means "I appreciate whatever you can do for me..." or "Let’s be nice to each other" etc. If you are in a business situation, it means "I look forward to working with you." If you are ordering something at a restaurant, it means “Please.”
Maybe you are saying two different phrases. どうもありがとう (DOUMO ARIGATOU) = Thank you (for today.) おねがいします (ONEGAI SHIMASU) = Please train me (again, next time.)