What does 光栄に存じる (kouei ni zonjiru)mean

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光栄に存じる (kouei ni zonjiru)

Literally means “to think of something as an honor”,

this is a real whopper of a way to say thanks when you’ve received gifts, praise, or gratitude from a Japanese person.

Zonjiru is the modest word of “omou(思う).

Let’s see some examples with voice

お役に立てておりましたら光栄に存じます。
I’m honored that I was able to be of assistance.

先生にご出席いただき光栄に存じます。
I am highly honored by the presence of the teacher.

お目にかかれて光栄です。
I am honored to meet you.

お会い下さって光栄に存じます。
I am honored to meet you.

山田社長にお目にかかれまして、光栄に存じます
I am honored to meet President Mr.Yamada.