願い

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ねが
Grade: 4
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

連用形 (れんようけい)(ren'yōkei, stem or continuative form) of the verb 願う.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

願い ‎(hiragana ねがい, romaji negai, historical hiragana ねがひ)

  1. wish; desire
  2. prayer
  3. request
    よろしくお (ねが)します
    yoroshiku o-negai shimasu
    Please treat me kindly (conventional greeting). Best regards.

Verb[edit]

願い ‎(hiragana ねがい, romaji negai)

  1. stem or continuative form (連用形) of 願う(negau) [godan]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3