お世話になる

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 3

Grade: 2
on'yomi

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世話なる (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana おせわになる, romaji osewa ni naru)

  1. to be much obliged to someone, to be indebted, to be grateful, trouble someone
    世話 (せわ)になりました。
    Osewa ni narimashita.
    Literally, “I have been taken care of.” → “Thank you very much for everything.” / “I'm very obliged to you (for what you've done).”

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This is a polite expression used in formal situations such as the workplace.

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