頂く

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Grade: 6

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Verb[edit]

頂く (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana いただく, romaji itadaku)

  1. (humble) to receive
  2. (humble) to take food or drink; to eat

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Usage notes[edit]

The humble one is the receiver; if this term is used when asking if someone else would like to receive something, it can be interpreted as supercilious. To honor the receiver, use 差し上げる instead.