伺う

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
うかが
Grade: S
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “related to  (うたが) (utagau)?”

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

伺う (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana うかがう, rōmaji ukagau)

  1. (humble) ask about
  2. (humble) hear, be told

伺う (intransitive, godan conjugation, hiragana うかがう, rōmaji ukagau)

  1. (humble) call on someone, visit

Usage notes[edit]

This is used to humble oneself when speaking to a superior.

Conjugation[edit]