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皆さんこんにちは、 日本語で質問がお聞きしてみたいのですが、言葉や文法を間違えたらお許しください。


"kashikomarimashita" is usually used as a response to somebody's order or request, but are there places where the verb "kashikomaru" is used other than in this expression?

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Yes. かしこまる (Daijirin, Daijisen) has three usages which are commonly seen. The examples below are from Daijisen:

  1. To behave humbly to show the respect to the other party. Ex. かしこまってあいさつする。
  2. To sit up straight in the 正座 style. Ex. かしこまっていないで、ひざをお崩しなさい。
  3. (As you wrote in the question,) かしこまりました is a humble expression used when the speaker accepts a request from an honorified person.
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