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Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 埋める (umeru)

Learn JLPT N2 Vocabulary: 埋める (umeru)

Kana: うめる
Kanji: 埋める
Romaji: umeru

Type: Verb
Meaning: to bury (e.g. in the ground); to fill up (e.g. audience fills a hall); to cause to be packed; to plug (a gap); to stop (a gap); to bridge (a difference, a gap); to fill (a seat, a vacant position); to fill out; to make up for (a loss, shortage, etc.); to make amends; to compensate for; to put cold water (in a bath); to cover; to scatter something over
JLPT level: N2

Example sentences:

息子を埋めてやるのを手伝ってくれないか?
musuko o umete yaru no o tetsudatte kurenai ka.
Can you help me bury my son?

ここでは死人は土には埋めなかった。
koko dewa shinin wa tsuchi niwa umenakatta.
They never bury the dead here.

埋める (umeru)

だから、巨大な政治的空白を埋めなければならない。
dakara, kyodai na seijiteki kuuhaku o umenakereba naranai.
There is a huge political vacuum now waiting to be filled.

この根深い溝を埋めるにはどうしたらいいか、その目標を達成するのに政府はどれだけの役割を果たすべきかという問題は、いまでもアメリカの政治の主要な争点になっている。
kono nebukai mizo o umeru ni wa doushitara ii ka, sono mokuhyou o tassei suru noni seifu wa dore dake no yakuwari o hatasu beki ka to iu mondai wa, ima demo amerika no seiji no shuyou na souten ni natte iru.
How we close this persistent gap, and how much of a role government should play in achieving that goal, remains one of the central controversies of American politics.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 埋 (mái)
Korean: 묻다 (mudda)

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