kowtow Kōtō


kowtow = Kōtō

Pronunciation =  kowtow

Pronunciation in Japanese = 叩頭

kowtow in Japanese: Kōtō

Part of speechnoun 

Definition in English: a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission 

Definition in Japanese: 尊敬または服従のしるしとして額で地面に触れるという以前の中国の習慣

Examples in English:

  • She didn’t have to kowtow to a boss

Examples in Japanese:

  • 彼女は上司に叩頭する必要はありませんでした

Synonyms of kowtow

Synonyms in Japanese ひれ伏す
Synonyms in English genuflect,
bow down,

Antonyms of kowtow

Antonyms in Japanese 軽蔑して
Antonyms in English disrespect,

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