飼う

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
kun'yomi

Verb[edit]

飼う (godan conjugation, hiragana かう, romaji kau)

  1. to raise; to feed (livestock etc.)
     (うし) ()って生計 (せいけい) ()ている。
    ushi o katte seikei o tateiru.
    He makes his living by raising cattle.
  2. to keep, have (a pet)
     (わたし) (おお)きな (いぬ) ()ってます。
    watashi wa ōki na inu o kattemasu.
    I have a big dog.

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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.