Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
添える, 副える JLPT 1
Kana Reading
そえる
Romaji
soeru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to garnish; to accompany (as a card does a gift)
    Example sentence
    中央にはが据えられていて、赤い革張り回転椅子そえてあった A desk stood in the centre, with a red leather swivel-chair.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to add to as support; to prop up
    Example sentence
    普通看護師は、ちんこ溲瓶添える手術剃毛する A typical nurse will do such things as helping with a urinal bottle, and shaving in preparation for surgery!
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to accompany (as an aid, guide, translator, etc.)
    Example sentence
    きれいなカード添えて女に送った He sent her some flowers, along with a pretty card.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to mimic; to imitate
    Example sentence
    贈り物にはカードが添えられてあった。 A card was attached to the gift.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to draw something near to oneself; to approach nearby
    Example sentence
    期待そえなかった I could not come up to his expectations.

Examples of 添える, 副える, そえる in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

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

Past

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

Te

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

Passive

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

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 1

11 strokes

annexed, accompany, marry, suit, meet, satisfy, attach, append, garnish, imitate

On'Yomi: テン

Kun'Yomi: そ.える, そ.う, も.える, も.う

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11 strokes

vice-, duplicate, copy

On'Yomi: フク

Kun'Yomi:

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