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抱える

JLPT 3
Kana Reading
かかえる
Romaji
kakaeru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to hold or carry under or in the arms
    Example sentence
    その女の子は、数冊抱えていた教科書じゃなく分厚い上製 The girl was carrying several books, not textbooks but thick hardback books.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to have (esp. problems, debts, etc.)
    Example sentence
    肥大過度の商業など問題抱えて、五輪世紀向かう Despite the problems of excessive commercialization, etc. the Olympics will go forward into the new century.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to employ; to engage; to hire
    Example sentence
    小包右脇に抱えている。 He is carrying a parcel under his right arm.

Examples of 抱える, かかえる in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
抱える
Plain Polite
抱えます
Negative
抱えない
Negative Polite
抱えません

Past

Plain
抱えた
Plain Polite
抱えました
Negative
抱えなかった
Negative Polite
抱えませんでした

Te

Plain
抱えて
Plain Polite
抱えまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
抱えられる
Plain Polite
抱えられます
Negative
抱えられない
Negative Polite
抱えられません

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デリウス 2015-06-05
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