要約

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
よう
Grade: 4
やく
Grade: 4
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 要約 (/ʔjiewH ʔjak/, “important bond or agreement”). Compare modern simplified Mandarin 要约 (yāoyuē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

要約 (hiragana ようやく, romaji yōyaku)

  1. abridgment (shortened version), summary
  2. a compact or contract, an agreement, a promise

Verb[edit]

要約 + する (hiragana ようやくする, romaji yōyaku suru)

  1. to sum up, to summarize
  2. to enter into compact or contract, to form an agreement, to make a promise

Conjugation[edit]