用事

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Chinese[edit]

to use
 
matter; thing; item; work; affair
simp. and trad.
(用事)

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

用事

  1. (literary) to hold power
  2. (literary) to use classical allusions in poetry and literature
  3. to manage affairs; to get things done

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
よう
Grade: 2

Grade: 3
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

用事 ‎(hiragana ようじ, romaji yōji)

  1. errand; business
    用事 (ようじ)があって出席 (しゅっせき)できません。
    Yōji ga atte shusseki dekimasen.
    I have a previous appointment and can not attend the meeting.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, ISBN 4095102535.