Last modified on 4 June 2014, at 11:01

閣下

ChineseEdit

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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