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, rōmaji omakase)

  1. leaving something to someone else, especially the choice of a meal to a chef; omakase
    専門家 (せんもんか)おまかせする
    senmonka ni omakase suru
    to leave it to the experts

References[edit]

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