持てる

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Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
kun’yomi

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持てる (intransitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana もてる, hiragana and katakana モテる, rōmaji moteru)

  1. (colloquial) to be popular; to be well-liked by people (e.g. be popular among women)
    This is an example of a word that can be spelled with katakana to convey an informal conversational tone, as モテる.
     (やま) () (くん)ってさ、 (おな) (がく) (ねん) (じょ) ()には (にん) ()ないけど、 () (きゅう) (せい)にはモテるんだよね。
    Yamada-kuntte sa, onaji gakunen no joshi ni wa ninki nai kedo, kakyūsei ni wa moterun da yo ne.
    Yamada isn't very popular with the girls in his school year, but he's popular amongst the younger students.
  2. to be able to hold; potential form of  () (motsu)
  3. to withstand; endure

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