頂きます

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 6

Etymology[edit]

ます (masu) appended to the 連用形 (れんようけい) (ren'yōkei, conjunctive form) of the verb 頂く.

Phrase[edit]

頂きます (hiragana いただきます, romaji itadakimasu)

  1. (humble) "I will eat."; "Let's eat."
    literally, "[I humbly] receive [this food]."