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お世辞 flattery, kissing up


flattery, kissing up

The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

B = Beginner | I = Intermediate | A = Advanced

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.


sekai no shihaisha to iwareru to, oseji demo ureshii.

Call me the dictator of the world and I will be happy, even if its only flattery.


世界 se kai - The world
支配者 shi hai sha - ruler the 者 indicates a person
と言われると to iwareru to - said the first TO quotes the previous line and the second TO connects to the second part of the sentence
でも demo - even if... This is different from the DEMO meaning BUT.
うれしい ureshii - happy

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