空ける

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 1

Verb[edit]

空ける (transitive, hiragana あける, rōmaji akeru)

  1. to empty; to pour out
     (びん ) ( あ)ける
    bin o akeru
    empty a vial
  2. to vacate; to leave
     (せき ) ( あ)ける
    seki o akeru
    leave one's seat
  3. to make room; to leave space open
    • 2010, Yasuda Yōsuke, 学校選択制のデザイン: ゲーム理論アプローチ [Selective school design: A game theory approach], Tokyo: NTT, ISBN 9784757122598, page 4:
      エスカレーターの右側を空けるべきか、あるいは左側を空けるべきか? (Should you leave the right side of the escalator vacant, or leave the left side vacant?)