阁下

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Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

阁下

  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.