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See also: 请安


to ask; to invite; please (do sth); to treat (to a meal, etc); to request
content; calm; still; quiet; to pacify; peace; how
trad. (請安)
simp. (请安)
Literally: “please be at peace; to ask to be at peace”.




  1. (historical) to pay respect (to someone senior); to salute; to wish well
  2. (specifically, historical, during the Ming and Qing dynasties) to salute someone senior by:
    1. (of males) half-genuflecting with the right knee, or by
    2. (of females) placing both hands on the left knee when standing, and slightly lowering oneself by bending the right knee