詫び

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Jinmeiyō

Noun[edit]

詫び (hiragana わび, romaji wabi)

  1. an apology

Usage notes[edit]

Often used in formal apologies, often in public settings like press conferences. The full form is 誠にお詫び申し上げます (makoto ni o-wabi mōshiagemasu) or some variation on that, accompanied by a deep bow.