語る

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かた
Grade: 2
kun'yomi

Verb[edit]

語る (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana かたる, romaji kataru)

  1. talk about, tell, narrate
     (かれ)真相 (しんそう) (かた)った。
    kare wa shinsō o katatta.
    He told the truth.
  2. recite
    義太夫 (ぎだゆう) (かた)
    gidayū o kataru
    recite gidayu
  3. show that there was something
    椅子 (いす)のぬくもりは (かれ)がさっきまで (すわ)っていたことを (かた)っている。
    isu no nukumori wa kare ga sakki made suwatteita koto o katatteiru.
    The warmth of the chair shows that he was sitting on it until a moment ago.

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