To Respectfully Call


To Respectfully Invite, To Respectfully Eat, To Respectfully Drink

Word Type

transitive verb, godan verb


This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means call, so the verb version is to respectfully call. It can also be used as to respectfully eat or to respectfully invite too. It's a really useful word like that. As long as you remember it's the respectful/honorific way of doing things you should be fine.


  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)


Since this word consists of a kanji with hiragana attached, you can bet that it will use the kun'yomi reading. You didn't learn that reading with this kanji, so here's a mnemonic to help you:

If you want to respectfully call out to someone you need to make sure you don't look them in the () because that's super rude. Always remember to turn your away to show respect.


Context Sentences


Your older sister was called by the gods.

Kanji Composition