Last modified on 6 January 2015, at 14:22

閣下

ChineseEdit

council-chamber; shelf
 
under; second (of two parts); next (week, etc.); lower; below; underneath; down(wards); to decline; to go down; latter
trad. (閣下)
simp. (阁下)

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

閣下

  1. (literary) Your Excellency; His or Her Excellency; Your Honour
  2. (archaic) at the foot of a tower or pavilion

Usage notesEdit

Originally a term of respect toward members of the nobility; became a more generic term of respect later on.


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
かく > かっ
Grade: 6

Grade: 1
on'yomi

NounEdit

閣下 (hiragana かっか, romaji kakka)

  1. (your, his, her) Excellency

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this word

NounEdit

閣下 (gakha) (hangeul 각하)

  1. Hanja form? of 각하, “Excellency; President”.