How To Respond To A Compliment In Japanese. 1)「新しい家を買ったんですって？ご主人がんばりましたね。 」 = atarashii ie wo kattan desutte?. A few years ago, one of my japanese teachers told my class that we were supposed to respond by saying no, i’m not or something like that when dealing with compliments in japanese that’s good to know when you’re learning the japanese language.
According to the common logic of japanese etiquette, when someone pays you a compliment the best response is to say “sonna koto arimasen.” if you’ve ever read even the first page of a japanese phrase book, though, you’ll notice that this is very different from the standard way to say thank you, arigatou gozaimasu. After denying the compliment, don’t forget to say thank you!
Also i hope it helps you to learn how to compliment others in japanese. Being (or pretending to be) humble.