置く

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Grade: 4
kun’yomi

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置く (godan conjugation, hiragana おく, rōmaji oku)

  1. to put
     (おれ) (つくえ)には ()な。
    Ore no tsukue ni wa oku na.
    Don't even think about putting it on my desk!
  2. to leave (something)
     (わたし)一人 (ひとり)にしておいてください。
    Watashi o hitori ni shite oite kudasai.
    Please leave me alone.
  3. (following a て-form verb) to do something in advance as preparation
     (こん) (ばん) (こお) ()くかもしれませんので (はち) ()えを (げん) (かん) (うつ)しておきます
    Konban kōritsuku ka mo shiremasen no de hachiue o genkan ni utsushite okimasu.
    Since it might freeze this evening, I'll move the potted plants into the foyer.
  4. (following a て-form verb) to do and keep in that state
     () ()けておくのよ。
    Me o akete oku no yo.
    Keep your eyes open.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō
  3. ^ 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN