お世辞 flattery, kissing up

お世辞

flattery, kissing up


The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

B = Beginner | I = Intermediate | A = Advanced

お世辞
o se ji
flattery, kissing up

o I believe this o is used to sarcastically give it an honorific feel
se world, generation
ji word, resign (from a post)


ごますり goma suri - means the same as oseji ; kissing up... ; [lit. rubbing seseme] [I]
世界 se kai - the world [B]
辞書 ji sho - dictionary [B]


This is the hand motion which means kissing up.

SUGGESTED USAGE:

世界の支配者と言われると、お世辞でもうれしい。
sekai no shihaisha to iwareru to, oseji demo ureshii.