ため

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See also: だめ

Japanese[edit]

Alternative spellings
為め (obsolete)

Etymology[edit]

⟨tame2 → */taməj//tame/

From Old Japanese, attested alongside with ta.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ため (tame)

  1. advantage, benefit
    (ため)になる
    tame ni naru
    to be beneficial
    国家(こっか)(ため)()
    kokka no tame ni shinu
    to die for the benefit of the country
  2. cause, reason
    Synonym: (yue)
  3. objective, sake
    (きみ)ため
    kimi no tame ni
    for you; because of you; for your sake
    (ひと)()う(が)ため()きるのではなくて、()きる(が)ため()うのだ。
    Hito wa kū (ga) tame ni ikiru no de wa nakute, ikiru (ga) tame ni kū no da.
    People do not live to eat but eat to live.
    • 2007 October 20, Izawa, Hiroshi; Yamada, Kotaro, “だい40よんじゅう えないほのお [Chapter 40: The Undying Flame]”, in ファイアーエムブレム 覇者の剣 [Fire Emblem: Sword of Champions], volume 5 (fiction), Jump Remix edition, Tokyo: Shueisha, →ISBN, pages 134–135:
      ゼフィール(おう) (ぼく)()けない 祖国(リキア)(ぼく)らの(しょう)()(ねが)っている(ひと)(たち)のために ともに(わら)いともに()き ともに(たたか)ってきた(なか)()(たち)のために (いのち)()けて(つるぎ)(たく)してくれたアルのために
      Zefīru Ō boku wa makenai Rikia de bokura no shōri o negatte iru hito-tachi no tame ni Tomo ni warai tomo ni naki tomo ni tatakatte kita nakama-tachi no tame ni Inochi o kakete tsurugi o taku shite kureta Aru no tame ni
      King Zephiel, I will not lose. For all the people who are praying for our triumph in our homeland Lycia. For all the comrades with whom I’ve fought, with whom I’ve shared laughter and tears. And for Alle, who risked his life to get me this sword!!
  4. affecting, concerning, regarding
Usage notes[edit]

This term is often spelled in hiragana.

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Proper noun[edit]

ため (Tame) (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji )

  1. a surname

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN