止める

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Grade: 2

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止める (transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana とめる, rōmaji tomeru)

  1. to stop
     (くるま) ()める
    kuruma o tomeru
    to stop one's car
    攻撃 (こうげき) ()めない
    kōgeki o tomenai
    to not stop one's attacks
     () (どう) (こう) (しん) ()める
    jidō kōshin o tomeru
    to stop an update
  2. to focus on
  3. to bear in mind
  4. to set in place
  5. to park
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止める (transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana やめる, rōmaji yameru)

  1. to stop, to terminate, to cease, to discontinue, to quit
    タバコ ()める大変 (たいへん)です
    Tabako o yameru no wa taihen desu.
    Quitting smoking is difficult.
    やめろ。/やめてください
    Yamero. /yametekudasai.
    Stop it. (command) Stop it. (command, polite)
    仕事 (しごと) ()める
    shigoto o yameru
    to quit one's job
  2. to abolish, to do away with
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  • Usually written in hiragana, as やめる.
  • For the sense "to quit a job", use the homonym "辞める".
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止める (transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana とどめる, rōmaji todomeru)

  1. Alternative form of 留める
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō