お任せ

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
まか
Grade: 5
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of ‎(o-, honorific prefix) +‎ 任せ ‎(makase), the 連用形 ‎(ren'yōkei, stem form) of verb 任せる ‎(makaseru, to entrust with something or someone, to leave (up) to something or someone), itself the causative form of Old Japanese verb 任く ‎(maku, to order someone to do something; to appoint someone to a role or responsibility).[1]

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Noun[edit]

お任せ ‎(hiragana おまかせ, romaji omakase)

  1. leaving something to someone else, often the choice of a meal to a chef

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan