選ぶ

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Kanji in this term
えら
Grade: 4
kun’yomi

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選ぶ (transitive, godan conjugation, hiragana えらぶ, rōmaji erabu)

  1. to select; to choose
    • 2005: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
      選ばれし者だったのに!
      You were the chosen one!
    • 2007 February 1, Kitoh, Mohiro, “第31話「きりようすけ」③ [Chapter 31: “Kirie Yōsuke” ③]”, in ぼくらの [Our], volume 6 (fiction, in Japanese), Tokyo: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-188349-4, page 55:
      イルカの () (かな)しんでも、 () (ちく) (ぶた) ()にいちいち (なみだ) (なが) (ひと)はいない。それはそこに (じゅん) (ばん)をつけているからよね。だから () (じん) () () (じん) ()、どちらかを (せん) (たく)しなくてはいけなくなったら、 (わたし) (まよ)わず () (じん) () (えら)
      Iruka no shi o kanashinde mo, kachiku no buta no shi ni ichiichi namida o nagasu hito wa inai. Sore wa soko ni junban o tsuketeiru kara yo ne. Dakara chijin no shi to tajin no shi, dochira ka o sentakushinakute wa ikenaku nattara, watashi wa mayowazu tajin no shi o erabu.
      People may feel sad when a dolphin dies, but no one sheds tears over a livestock pig. It’s because those things aren’t equally important to them. That’s why, if I have to choose who to die between a friend and a stranger, I will always choose the stranger.
  2. to elect
  3. to screen

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