恐れ入る

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
おそ
Grade: S

Grade: 1
kun'yomi

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Verb[edit]

恐れ入る (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana おそれいる, romaji osoreiru)

  1. be sorry (to trouble you)
    手数 (てすう)をかけて (おそ) ()ります。
    Otesū o kakete osoreirimasu.
    I'm very sorry to trouble you.
     (おそ) ()りますが,もう一度繰 (いちどく) (かえ)してください。
    Osoreirimasu ga, mō ichido kurikaeshite kudasai.
    I am very sorry, but would you repeat it once more?
  2. be impressed
     (かれ)腕前 (うでまえ)には (おそ) ()った。
    Kare no udemae ni wa osoreitta.
    I was greatly impressed by his skill.
  3. be surprised, overwhelmed
    拒絶 (きょぜつ)するとは (おそ) ()った。
    Kyozetsu suru to wa osoreitta.
    I was stunned by his refusal.

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