阁下

MandarinEdit

simpl.
trad. 閣下

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin géxià
Zhuyin ㄍㄜˊ ㄒㄧㄚˋ
IPA (key) /kɤ³⁵ ɕi̯a̠⁵¹/

NounEdit

阁下 (simplified, Pinyin géxià, traditional 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.

Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 06:13