See also: 失禮

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ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 失禮.
(This term, 失礼, is the simplified form of 失禮.)
Notes:

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
しつ
Grade: 4
れい
Grade: 3
on'yomi

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Middle Chinese compound 失禮 ‎(syit lejX, literally lose, loss + propriety). Compare modern Min Nan reading sit-lé.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

失礼 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 失禮, -na inflection, hiragana しつれい, romaji shitsurei)

  1. rude, impolite, ill-mannered
    失礼 (しつれい) (ひと)
    Shitsurei na hito.
    A rude person.
    そういう () (かた)失礼 (しつれい)だ。
    Sō iu iikata wa shitsurei da.
    It's impolite to say it like that.
    失礼 (しつれい)ですが。
    Shitsurei desu ga.
    It's a rudeness, but... → I don't mean to be rude, but...

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

失礼 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 失禮, hiragana しつれい, romaji shitsurei)

  1. rudeness, impoliteness
    失礼 (しつれい)ですが。
    Shitsurei desu ga.
    It's a rudeness, but... → I don't mean to be rude, but...

SynonymsEdit

InterjectionEdit

失礼 ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 失禮, hiragana しつれい, romaji shitsurei)

  1. I'm sorry, excuse me

VerbEdit

失礼する ‎(shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 失禮, hiragana しつれいする, romaji shitsurei suru)

  1. to be rude, to do something rude

Usage notesEdit

Used idiomatically to mean excuse me or I'm sorry. Examples include:

失礼 (しつれい)しました。
Shitsurei shimashita.
I was rudeI'm sorry. (in reference to a past action)
では、失礼 (しつれい)します。
De wa, shitsurei shimasu.
I will be rudeExcuse me (said at the end of a phone call just before hanging up)
 (さき)失礼 (しつれい)します。
O-saki ni shitsurei shimasu.
I will be rude by doing something first → Excuse me, I'm leaving now. (before other people leave)

ConjugationEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3
  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.
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