Learn the Japanese Word En

Goen ni kansha

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.