心掛ける

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こころ
Grade: 2
か > が
Grade: S
kun'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From ‎(kokoro, attention, mind) + 掛ける ‎(kakeru, latch onto)

Verb[edit]

心掛ける ‎(transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana こころがける, romaji kokorogakeru)

  1. bear in mind
  2. try, endeavor, intend

Conjugation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • 掛ける ‎(kakeru) is a Japanese verb usually meaning "set" or "hang." When used as a verbal suffix, it emphasizes the use of what it is modifying. An equivalent English phrase might be "put one's heart into it."

Derived terms[edit]

  • 心掛け ‎(kokorogake): mental attitude, attention