おんのじ [on no ji] – This phrase describes something you’re so grateful for that it makes you want to use the honorific character 御. In other words, something that means a lot to you.

It is used sarcastically a lot, to describe being grateful for something even though there’s not much to be grateful for.

The word was originally part of the Edo prostitute dialect, but don’t worry; people won’t think you sound like a prostitute just because you use this word.

at the point where it’d be satisfying (just) to sell 10

More posts (tagged) like this...

Posted under Vocabulary Bank by Nihonshock.

One Response