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to respect; to venerate; to salute
to respect; to venerate; to salute; to offer
speech; language; dialect
speech; language; dialect; tell to
trad. (敬語)
simp. (敬语)

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  1. a term used to show respect
  2. polite form of address; honorific
  3. polite form of a pronoun

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Kanji in this term
Grade: 6

Grade: 2

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(けい)() (keigo

  1. (linguistics) respectful or honorific language
    • 2003 August 12, CLAMP, “[Chapitre](シャピトル).1 [始](はじ)まりの[世](せ)[界](かい)”, in ツバサ RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, volume 1 (fiction), Tokyo: Kodansha, →ISBN, page 14:
      は はい (だい)(じょう)()でした‥‥
      Ha Hai daijōbu deshita‥‥
      Ye-Yes, certainly‥‥
      (けい)() ヤだって()った
      Keigo yadatte itta
      Hey, I told you not to go courtly on me
      でも (ひめ)‥‥
      Demo Hime‥‥
      But, Your Highness‥‥
      Sakuratte yondette itta
      I told you to call me Sakura
      はい あ いや う‥うん‥‥
      Hai a iya u‥un‥‥
      Yes, I mean, ye‥yeah‥‥

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