Tag Archives: politeness

Sorry, thank you, sorry

No, please, I couldn’t possibly. Sorry. No, no, no. Thank you. Sorry. 礼も過ぎれば無礼になる (Rei mo sugireba burei ni naru;“Even politeness, when overdone, becomes insolence”) Definition: An overabundance of manners and deference becomes rude. Even for something as valuable, and as … Continue reading

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Epistolary epimetheum

妄言多謝 mou.gen.ta.sha Literally: blind/reckless – word – many – apology Alternately: This is a utilitarian phrase used to ask forgiveness after speaking in an imprudent, careless, or prejudiced way. For example, it may be found at the end of a … Continue reading

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