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Teineigo-Formal words



There is a formal or respectful way to call objects in Japanese.
Putting "o" in the beginning of a noun is best known.
This "o" also makes the word sound calm and kind.
Let's see some examples.


English Japanese Pronounce As
sweets or snacks kashi
okashi
country kuni
okuni
neighbour tonari
otonari
chopsticks hashi
ohashi
alcohol sake
osake
sashimi (raw fish) sashimi
osashimi
dish, plate sara
osara
friends tomodachi
otomodachi
birthday tanjyobi
otanjyobi
story, tale hanashi
ohanashi



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