Okage: A Common Japanese Word

Okage, pronounced "oh-kah-gay", is a common Japanese word used to mean help, aid, or favor.

Japanese Characters

おかげ

Example

Watashi ga seikoushita nowa anata no okage da.
私が成功したのはあなたのおかげだ。

Translation: It is through your help that I have succeeded.

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