Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level

持つ

JLPT 5
Kana Reading
もつ
Romaji
motsu
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Godan verb with `tsu' ending
    Meaning
    to hold; to carry
    Example sentence
    パソコン持ってないは、このMP3プレーヤー機能フル使いこなせません People who don't have a computer can't make full use of this MP3 player function.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to possess
    Example sentence
    恵一、天ぷら揚がったから持って来い Keiichi, the tempura's done, so bring a plate.

Examples of 持つ, もつ in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
持つ
Plain Polite
持ちます
Negative
持たない
Negative Polite
持ちません

Past

Plain
持った
Plain Polite
持ちました
Negative
持たなかった
Negative Polite
持ちませんでした

Te

Plain
持って
Plain Polite
持ちまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
持たれる
Plain Polite
持たれます
Negative
持たれない
Negative Polite
持たれません

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