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奉公

Meaning

奉公 ほうこう
Word or expression in common usage
noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
  • service
  • apprenticeship
  • public duty

Translations

  • apprenticeship

Kanji

    • onyomiホウ
    • kunyomiたてまつ.るまつ.るほう.ずる
    • meaningobservance; offer; present; dedicate

Sentences

  • Japanese 彼は息子を仕立屋に奉公に出した。
    English He bound his son to a tailor.
  • Japanese 私の兄は、未婚なので、所帯を持たず、奉公人と一緒によその家で食事をしていた。
    English My brother, being yet unmarried, did not keep house, but boarded himself and his apprentices in another family.
  • Japanese 現在は、滅私奉公ではなく、滅公奉私の時代だと言われています。
    English In the old days people valued selflessness. But this generation seems to make a virtue out of selfishness.

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