働く

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
はたら
Grade: 4
kun'yomi

Verb[edit]

働く (godan conjugation, hiragana はたらく, romaji hataraku)

  1. to work at a job, to labour (US labor)
    10時まで働く積もりだ。
    10じまではたらくつもりだ。
    Ju-ji made hataraku tsumori da.
    I intend to work until 10 o'clock.
  2. to work properly, to operate, to function; to carry out one's function, to be effective, to come into play
    スイッチが働いてない
    スイッチがはたらいてない
    Suicchi ga hataraitenai.
    The switch isn't working.
  3. to perpetrate or commit a crime
    彼女盗み働く
    かのじょぬすみはたらく
    Kanojo wa nusumi o hataraku
    She commits theft.
  4. (grammar) to conjugate; to inflect; to decline

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References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.