Meaning

Primary

Honor

Alternative

Privilege

Word Type

noun, な adjective

Explanation

When a light shines on how much you've prospered, it's a great honor. You don't feel like you did anything so special, but it's really a privilege for the light to come down on you like this.

Don't confuse this with 栄光! With that one, you made things prosper and the light came after, making you look glorious. With this, light is shining on you, and you receive honor from it.

Reading

こうえい
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Context Sentences

あべさんにインタビューさせていただけることをとても光栄に思っています。

It's truly an honor for us to be able to interview you, Mr. Abe.

コウイチ王と直せつお話ができることは、大変光栄なことなんですよ。

You should know that it's indeed a privilege for you to chat with King Koichi in person.

トーフグの本社で勤務する機会を頂いたことを、とても光栄に思います。皆さんのお役に立てるよう精一杯頑張りますので、どうぞよろしくお願いいたします。

I’m deeply honored to have this opportunity to work at the Tofugu headquarters. I’ll do my best to be of use to you all.

Kanji Composition