Japanese Dictionary

Meaning of 手遅れ(ておくれ) in Japanese

手遅れ, 手後れ
JLPT 1
Kana Reading
ておくれ
Romaji
teokure
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
    Meaning
    being (too) late
    Example sentence
    手後れにならないうちに必要措置取るべきです We should take the necessary steps before it's too late.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    belated treatment
    Example sentence
    もう手遅れ The damage is done.

Examples of 手遅れ, 手後れ, ておくれ in a sentence



Kanji in this word

JLPT 3

12 strokes

slow, late, back, later

On'Yomi: チ

Kun'Yomi: おく.れる, おく.らす, おそ.い

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JLPT 5

4 strokes

hand

On'Yomi: シュ, ズ

Kun'Yomi: て, て-, -て, た-

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JLPT 5

9 strokes

behind, back, later

On'Yomi: ゴ, コウ

Kun'Yomi: のち, うし.ろ, うしろ, あと, おく.れる

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