申す

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
もう
Grade: 3
kun’yomi

Etymology 1[edit]

mawosu → maosu.

Verb[edit]

申す (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana まおす, rōmaji maosu, historical hiragana まをす)

  1. (humble, formal) to say

Etymology 2[edit]

mawosu → *mawusu → mausu → moːsu. See earlier mawosu.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

申す (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana もうす, rōmaji mōsu, historical hiragana まうす)

  1. (humble, formal) to say
  2. (humble, formal) to be called
    こちらは田中 (たなか) (もう)します鈴木 (すずき)さんはおいででしょうか。
    Kochira wa Tanaka to mōshimasu. Suzuki san wa oide deshō ka.
    This is Tanaka speaking. Is Mr. Suzuki there?
    ジョンソンと (もう)します
    Jonson to mōshimasu.
    This is Johnson speaking.
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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō
  2. ^ Hirayama, Tetsuo (1960) 全国アクセント辞典 (Nationwide Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: 東京堂,.