持つ

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
kun'yomi

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持つ ‎(godan conjugation, hiragana もつ, romaji motsu)

  1. to hold, to carry something
    コートを ()ちましょうか。
    Kōto o mochimashō ka.
    Shall I hold your coat?
  2. to have, to possess
    パスポートは ()った
    Pasupōto wa motta?
    Have you got your passport?
     (かね)をいくら ()っていますか。
    O-kane o ikura motte imasuka.
    How much money do you have?
     (わたし)はお (かね) ()っていない。
    Watashi wa o-kane o motte inai.
    I don't have any money.
    自転車 (じてんしゃ) ()っていない。
    Jitensha o motte inai.
    I don't have a bicycle.

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