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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 遠慮 (enryo)

Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 遠慮 (enryo)

Kana: えんりょ
Kanji: 遠慮
Romaji: enryo

Type: Noun, するverb
Meaning: reserve, constraint, restraint, modesty, diffidence, hesitation, holding back, discretion, tact, thoughtfulness, declining, refraining, forethought, foresight
JLPT level: N4

Example sentences:

その話はどうぞご遠慮ください。
sono hanashi wa douzo goenryo kudasai.
Please don’t talk about it.

両指導者は自分の立場、とくに入植問題について、遠慮のない態度をとって妥協の余地をほとんど示さなかった。
ryou shidousha wa jibun no tachiba, toku ni nyuushoku mondai ni tsuite, enryo no nai taido o totte dakyou no yochi o hotondo shimesanakatta.
Both leaders were blunt about their positions and showed little willingness to compromise, especially on the issue of settlements.

遠慮 (enryo)

彼女は、反感をもつどころか、この人は不当なあつかいを受けていると憤慨して、遠慮がちにますますやさしく接するようになったのだ。
kanojo wa, hankan o motsu dokoro ka, kono hito wa futou na atsukai o ukete iru to fungai shite, enryogachi ni masumasu yasashiku sessuru you ni natta no da.
Instead of turning her against him, it only made her more timidly gracious toward him because of her indignation at what she fancied was a gross injustice done him.

私と話をする必要があり、私が忙しそうにもしていなければ居眠りもしていないなら、遠慮なく執務室に入ってこい。
watashi to hanashi o suru hitsuyou ga ari, watashi ga isogashisou ni mo shite inakereba inemuri mo shite inai nara, enryonaku shitsumushitsu ni haitte koi.
If you really need to see me and I’m not busy or taking a nap, come on in.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 客气 (kèqì)
Korean: 삼가다 (samgada)

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