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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Jinmeiyō
kun’yomi

NounEdit

詫び (hiragana わび, rōmaji wabi)

  1. an apology

Usage notesEdit

  • Often used in formal apologies, often in public settings like press conferences. The full form is  (まこと)にお () (もう) ()げます (makoto ni o-wabi mōshiagemasu) or some variation on that, accompanied by a deep bow.