応える

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
こた
Grade: 5
kun'yomi

Verb[edit]

応える ‎(intransitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana こたえる, romaji kotaeru)

  1. answer, respond to a call, request
    • 2011, Barack Obama, 中東と北アフリカに関するバラク・オバマの演説:
      残念 (ざんねん)ながら、 (あま)りに (おお)くの国々 (くにぐに)が、変化 (へんか) (もと)める (こえ)暴力 (ぼうりょく) (こた)えてきた。
      Zannen nagara, amari ni ōku no kuniguni ga, henka o motomeru koe ni bōryoku de kotaete kita.
      Unfortunately, in too many countries, calls for change have thus far been answered by violence.
  2. reward
  3. live up to
  4. really feel, hit someone, come home to someone

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