申す

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
もう(す)
Grade: 3

Etymology 1[edit]

mawosu → maosu.

Verb[edit]

申す (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana まおす, romaji maosu, historical hiragana まをす)

  1. (humble, formal) to say

Etymology 2[edit]

mawosu → *mawusu → mausu → moːsu. See earlier mawosu.

Verb[edit]

申す (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana もうす, romaji mōsu, historical hiragana まうす)

  1. (humble, formal) to say
  2. (humble, formal) to be called
    こちらは田中 (たなか) (もう)します鈴木 (すずき)さんはおいででしょうか。
    Kochira wa Tanaka to mōshimasu. Suzuki san wa oide deshō ka.
    This is Tanaka speaking. Is Mr. Suzuki there?
    ジョンソンと (もう)します
    Jonson to mōshimasu.
    This is Johnson speaking.
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