List: honorific or respectful (sonkeigo) language

Words used in sonkeigo or respectful language, used to show respect to the subject of the sentence.

  • Showing 1 - 10 of 492 words for the list honorific or respectful (sonkeigo) language. #hon
ε…ˆη”Ÿ せんせい sensei

popular  JLPT N5  noun  noun (generic)  honorific language  noun (suffix)  familiar language  jocular, humorous term  archaism 

  • teacher, instructor, master
  • sensei, title or form of address for a teacher, master, doctor, lawyer, etc.
  • intimate or teasing form of address
  • one's elder
倫人 γ΅γ˜γ‚“ fujin

popular  obsolete reading  JLPT N3  honorific language  noun  noun (generic)  archaism 

  • wife, Mrs, madam
  • wife of a nobleman (aristocrat, etc.)
  • consort of the emperor
η₯ž かみ kami

popular  JLPT N3  noun  noun (generic)  slang  noun (prefix)  γͺ adjective  adjective (generic)  honorific language  archaism 

  • god, deity, divinity, spirit, kami
  • incredible, fantastic, amazing
  • Emperor (of Japan)
  • thunder
ι™›δΈ‹ へいか heika

popular  honorific language  pronoun  noun (suffix)  noun (generic) 

  • Your Majesty, His Majesty, Her Majesty
γŠζ―γ•γ‚“ γŠγ‹γ‚γ•γ‚“ okaasan

popular  JLPT N5  honorific language  noun  noun (generic) 

  • mother, mom, mum, ma
  • wife
運ぢ はこぢ hakobu

popular  JLPT N4  godan verb  godan verb (archaic)  verb (generic)  transitive verb  honorific language  intransitive verb 

  • to carry, to transport, to move, to convey
  • to come, to go
  • to wield (a tool, etc.), to use
  • to go (well, etc.), to proceed, to progress
ηš†γ•γ‚“ みγͺさん minasan

popular  JLPT N5  honorific language  noun  noun (generic) 

  • all, everyone, everybody
θ¦ͺζ–Ή γŠγ‚„γ‹γŸ oyakata

popular  honorific language  noun  noun (generic)  sumo  archaism 

  • master, boss, chief, foreman, supervisor
  • stable master
  • craftsman, artisan
  • foster parent
γŠηˆΆγ•γ‚“ γŠγ¨γ†γ•γ‚“ otousan

popular  obsolete reading  JLPT N5  honorific language  noun  noun (generic)  colloquialism  pronoun 

  • father, dad, papa, pa, pop, daddy, dada
  • husband
  • you, he, him
ζ–Ήγ€… γ‹γŸγŒγŸ katagata

popular  JLPT N3  honorific language  noun  noun (generic)  adverb 

  • people, (all) persons, everyone, ladies and gentlemen
  • you (usu. plural)
  • various
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