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きょつけ【気ょつけ・気ょ付け】

 Kanto (Tokyo)

kyotsuke · kyo tsuke

Definition

Expression

  1. An expression used to call people to attention: "Attention!", "Atten-Hut!", "All Rise", "Please Stand"

Etymology

Oral variation of the standard expression きをつけ【気をつけ・気を付け】 ki o tsuke. Derived from the noun 【気】 ki, meaning "self, spirit, mind and heart", the accusative marker を wo, and the imperative verb form つけ【付け】 tsuke, meaning "set, put on, place, fix".

Notes

The expression きをつけ【気を付け】 kiotsuke (here reduced to kyotsuke) is most commonly used in schools and martial art dojos. At the sound of said expression, students are expected to stand up and assume a straight posture. The teacher, instructor or lead student will then follow up by shouting out れい【礼】 rei, where all members will be expected to bow as a sign of respect.

意味:綴りの誤り) きをつけ【気をつけ・気を付け】

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