Languages › Japanese Learn the Japanese Word En Share Flipboard Email Print Japanese Essential Japanese Vocabulary History & Culture Japanese Grammar By Namiko Abe Japanese Language Expert B.A., Kwansei Gakuin University Namiko Abe is a Japanese language teacher and translator, as well as a Japanese calligraphy expert. She has been a freelance writer for nearly 20 years. our editorial process Namiko Abe Updated January 27, 2019 The Japanese word en is pronounced precisely as it is spelled, and is translated to mean fate, or kamra. Depending on the context of the sentence, it ma also mean a blood relationship, connection, or tie. Japanese Characters 縁 （えん） Example Kare towa en mo yukari mo nai.彼とは縁もゆかりもない。 He is a complete stranger. Sutekina goen ni kansha shimasu.すてきなご縁に感謝します。 I am grateful to have met you. Note "Go （ご）" of "Goen （ご縁）" is the respectful prefix (polite marker). "O （お）" or "go （ご）" is used to express respect or simple politeness. Learn the Japanese Word Jitsuwa Aisuru How to Use the Japanese Word Shizen Japanese Children Song "Donguri Korokoro" How to Use the Japanese Word Shitsumon Learn the Japanese Word Koe Learn the Japanese Word Raku Learn the Japanese Word Aku Learn the Japanese Word "Erai" Meaning of the Common Japanese Word "Yakamashii" The Japanese Word Renraku Okuru Learn the Japanese Word "Saikin" Betsu A Hiragana Stroke Guide to あ、い、う、え、お (A, I, U, E, O) Translation and Characters of the Japanese Word "Atari"