あいさつaisatsu Inflection

noun / ~する noun / ~の noun:

  • greeting; greetings; salutation; salute; polite set phrase used when meeting or parting from somebody
  • polite set phrase used to express apology, sympathy, congratulations, etc.
  • speech (congratulatory or appreciative); address
  • reply; response
  • revenge; retaliation - slang

expression:

  • a fine thing to say - used sarcastically as a response to a rude remark; usu. in the form of ご挨拶 - humorous term
  • dialoging (with another Zen practitioner to ascertain their level of enlightenment) - orig. meaning 一挨一拶

noun:

  • relationship (between people); connection - archaism
  • intervention; mediation; mediator - archaism

彼女kanojohaにっこりnikkori挨拶aisatsuwoしたshita She greeted us with a smile.

このkonobawoo借りしてkarishite一言hitokoto挨拶aisatsuwo申し上げますmoushiagemasu Please allow me to say a few words on this occasion.

挨拶aisatsuni困ったkomatta I was at a loss for an answer.

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