遠慮

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
えん
Grade: 2
りょ
Grade: S
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

遠慮 (hiragana えんりょ, romaji enryo)

  1. reserve
    遠慮 (えんりょ)なくどうぞ。
    Enryo naku dōzo.
    Please do not hesitate.

Verb[edit]

遠慮 + する (hiragana えんりょする, romaji enryo suru)

  1. to restrain oneself; to have restraint; to be reserved; to hold back
  2. to refrain from (doing something)
  3. to stand on ceremony

Usage notes[edit]

  • When used in response to a request or offer, this can be translated as no thanks or "I'm fine, thanks."