BWL Posted August 6, 2013 Report Share Posted August 6, 2013 I never really mastered the use of the elevated keigo in Japanese. Once my cousin was in Japan and happened to ask a Buddhist nun the way to a particular shrine in the Kyoto area. She told him something and kept asking "Go-zonji desu ka? Go-zonji desu ka?". He was a bit confused and (hours later, after managing to locate the shrine) asked me if I knew what this meant .I told him "Go-zonji desu ka?" is the keigo or honorific/elevated form of "Shitte imasu ka?". Here, "go-zonji da" is used as a repectful way of asking if you know or are familiar with someone or something. Anyone else have any other examples of keigo usage in real life? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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