どうぞ

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From どう (, how, anyhow) + (zo, emphatic particle).

Adverb[edit]

どうぞ (dōzo

  1. (used to express one's strong desire for something) no matter how; by all means (often untranslatable)
    どうぞ大学(だいがく)()れますように
    dōzo daigaku ni iremasu yō ni
    I hope I can go to the university.
    どうぞして()みの(はは)にめぐりあいたい
    dōzo shite umi no haha ni meguriai-tai
    I hope to find my birth mother some day.
  2. (used when offering something or permissions) please (go ahead); help yourself; certainly you may; here you are
    どうぞ堪能(たんのう)ください
    dōzo go tannō kudasai
    Please enjoy your meal.

Synonyms[edit]

Interjection[edit]

どうぞ (dōzo

  1. (procedure word) over