Kanji in this term
Grade: 6
Alternative spelling


  • Tokyo pitch accent of conjugated forms of "頂く"
Source: Online Japanese Accent Dictionary
Stem forms
Terminal (終止形)
Attributive (連体形)
頂く ただく [ìtádákú]
Imperative (命令形) 頂け ただけ [ìtádáké]
Key constructions
Passive 頂かれる ただかれる [ìtádákárérú]
Causative 頂かせる ただかせる [ìtádákásérú]
Potential 頂ける ただける [ìtádákérú]
Volitional 頂こう ただこ [ìtádákóꜜò]
Negative 頂かない ただかない [ìtádákánáí]
Negative perfective 頂かなかった ただかなかった [ìtádákánáꜜkàttà]
Formal 頂きます ただきま [ìtádákímáꜜsù]
Perfective 頂いた ただいた [ìtádáítá]
Conjunctive 頂いて ただいて [ìtádáíté]
Hypothetical conditional 頂けば ただけ [ìtádákéꜜbà]


(いただ) (itadakutransitive godan (stem (いただ) (itadaki), past (いただ)いた (itadaita))

  1. to place on or above one's head
    ōkan o itadaku
    to wear a crown
    yuki o itadaita yamayama
    mountains with snow on top → snowy mountains
    hoshi o itadaite yomichi o yuku
    to travel at night with stars above one's head
  2. (humble) to receive; humble version of 貰う (morau, to get, to receive)
    Shiji o itadaita.
    (We) received support.
  3. (humble) to take food or drink: to eat, to drink


Usage notesEdit

  • The humble one is the receiver; if this term is used when asking if someone else would like to receive something, it can be interpreted as supercilious.
  • To honor the receiver, use:


  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN