Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
挨拶 JLPT 4
Kana Reading
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi), noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru, nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'
    greeting; greetings; salutation; salute
    Example sentence
    社長挨拶長くて後半押せ押せになってしまった The company president's welcome was so long that we were squeezed for time in the second half of the ceremony.
  • Parts of speech
    speech (congratulatory or appreciative); address
    Example sentence
    このたびご愁傷さまでございます。」とひとことお悔みの挨拶します Use a brief expression of condolence, such as: "On this sad occasion we grieve with you".
  • Parts of speech
    reply; response
    Example sentence
    住んでるのに私たちにあいさつさえしない Though living next door, he doesn't even say hello to us.
  • Parts of speech
    revenge; retaliation
    Example sentence
    彼女友人結婚披露宴すばらしい挨拶述べた She made a wonderful speech at her friend's wedding reception.
  • Parts of speech
    Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
    a fine thing to say (used as part of a sarcastic response to a rude remark)
    Example sentence
    彼女別れのあいさつ述べた She bade farewell to me.
  • Parts of speech
    (orig. meaning) dialoging (with another Zen practitioner to ascertain their level of enlightenment)
    Example sentence
    彼女に『おはよう』と挨拶した She greeted me with "Good morning."

Examples of 挨拶, あいさつ in a sentence

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