JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō

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 誠にお詫び申し上げます (makoto ni o-wabi mōshiagemasu) or some variation on that, accompanied by a deep bow.