TAKOBOTO

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尊敬語
Readings
そんけいご
sonkeigo
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
Linguistics terminology
honorific languageehrerbietig-höfliche Sprache, ehrerbietig-höflicher Ausdruck

Kanji
ON: ソンKUN: たっと.い, とうと.い, たっと.ぶ, とうと.ぶ
revered, valuable, precious, noble, exalted

ON: ケイ, キョウKUN: うやま.う
awe, respect, honor, revere

ON: KUN: かた.る, かた.らう
word, speech, language

Example sentences
目上の人のすることについて話す時、尊敬語を使います。Parts: 目上 (めうえ), (ひと), (こと), に就いて (について), 話す (はなす), (とき), 尊敬語 (そんけいご), 使う (つかう)When speaking about your superiors' actions, you use respectful language.

Community comments
The words and kanji on this web site come from the amazing dictionary files JMDict, EDICT and KANJIDIC. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and are used in conformance with the Group's licence. The example sentences come from the projects Tatoeba and Tanaka Corpus. Kanji search by radicals is based on the Kradfile2 and Kradfile-u files containing radical decomposition of 13108 Japanese characters. Many thanks to all the people involved in those projects!