En

Japanese Word of the Day - 187

Goen ni kansha

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Word of the Day

en

Pronunciation

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Meaning

fate; karma; blood relation; connection; ties; chance

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.

 

Notes

 

  • "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. Click here to learn more about the respectful prefix.
  • Click here to learn how to write "en" in kanji.

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