Definition of 叶

  • grant
  • answer

Readings

On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • キョウ
  • かなえる
  • かな

Popular Words With This Kanji

叶う, 適う, 敵う, かなう

to come true (wish), to be suited, to match (implies competition), to rival, to bear (e.g. I can't bear the heat)

叶える, 適える, かなえる

to grant (request, wish), to answer (prayer), to fulfill (conditions), to meet (requirements)

願ったり叶ったり, ねがったりかなったり

everything working out as desired

意にかなう, 意に適う, 意に叶う, いにかなう

to satisfy (one), to meet (one's) desire

眼鏡にかなう, 眼鏡に適う, 眼鏡に叶う, めがねにかなう

to win the favour of (favor), to be acknowledged (e.g. by a superior), to measure up to

叶わぬ時の神頼み, かなわぬときのかみだのみ

Man turns to God only in his trouble

心にかなう, 心に適なう, 心に叶う, こころにかなう

to be pleased with, to suit


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