Priority Level 2

meue no hito

めうえの ひと

one's superior ; older person

Example

めうえの ひとには けいごを つかいましょう。

You have to use respect language when you talk to your superiors.

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'inside group' and 'outside group' (2)

"kenjougo" is used when one wishes to speak humbly about one's own actions. When talking about other people's actions, "sonkeigo" is used. This form of language is used when speaking with people outside one's group -"soto no hito"- or one's superiors.