閣下

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Chinese[edit]

council-chamber; shelf
 
under; second (of two parts); next (week, etc.); lower; below; underneath; down(wards); to decline; to go down; latter
trad. (閣下)
simp. (阁下)

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

閣下

  1. (literary) Your Excellency; His or Her Excellency; Your Honour
  2. (archaic) at the foot of a tower or pavilion

Usage notes[edit]

Originally a term of respect toward members of the nobility; became a more generic term of respect later on.


Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かく > かっ
Grade: 6

Grade: 1
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

閣下 (hiragana かっか, romaji kakka)

  1. (your, his, her) Excellency

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

閣下 (gakha) (hangeul 각하)

  1. Hanja form? of 각하, “Excellency; President”.