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. What Does the Japanese Word Jitsuwa Mean? What Does the Japanese Word Shizen Mean? Learning the Japanese Children Song About Acorns What Does the Japanese Word Shitsumon Mean? How to Talk About Your Family in Japanese What Does Koe Mean? What Does the Japanese Word Raku Mean? What Does the Japanese Word Aku Mean? What Does the Japanese Word "Erai" Mean? What Does the Japanese Word "Yakamashii" Mean? What does the Japanese word renraku mean? What does the Japanese word okuru mean? What Does Tadaima Mean? What Does the Japanese Word "Saikin" Mean? Flawlessly Write あ、い、う、え、お in Hiragana With This Stroke Guide What Does the Japanese Word Atari Mean?