In this simulation, you will learn how to respond to a compliment from a friend. Try comparing this dialogue with the “Responding to a compliment (Polite)” dialogue. Notice a difference? This is a great example of how the Japanese language can change depending on a given situation. Not only can the level of formality change, but often times what is acceptable to say changes as well. In this dialogue you will notice that between friends it’s okay to be a little less modest.