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 ()まで (はたら) ()もりだ。
    10-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 (はたら)いてない
    Suitchi ga hataraitenai.
    The switch isn't working.
  3. to perpetrate or commit a crime
    彼女 (かのじょ) (ぬす) (はたら)
    kanojo wa nusumi o hataraku.
    She commits theft.
  4. (grammar) to conjugate; to inflect; to decline

Conjugation[edit]

References[edit]

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