失礼します

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しつ
Grade: 4
れい
Grade: 3
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From 失礼 (しつれい) (shitsurei, rudeness) + します (shimasu), the polite conjugation of する (suru, do).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ɕi̥t͡sɨᵝɾe̞ː ɕima̠sɨ̥ᵝ]

Interjection[edit]

失礼します (hiragana しつれいします, rōmaji shitsurei shimasu)

  1. excuse me, I'm sorry

Usage notes[edit]

Used to indicate that the speaker is about to do something that might be perceived as rude, such as leave a place or event before other people, or hang up on the phone.

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