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挨拶

JLPT 4
Kana Reading
あいさつ
Romaji
aisatsu
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'
    Meaning
    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
    Meaning
    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
    Meaning
    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
    Meaning
    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.)
    Meaning
    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
    Meaning
    (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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