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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 整える (totonoeru)

Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 整える (totonoeru)

Kana: ととのえる
Kanji: 整える
Romaji: totonoeru

Type: Verb (transitive)
Meaning: to put in order, to arrange, to adjust, to get ready, to prepare, to raise money
JLPT level: N1

Example sentences:

彼女は腕を伸ばして僕の上着をていねいに整え、襟を直した。
kanojo wa ude o nobashite boku no uwagi o teinei ni totonoe, eri o naoshita.
She reached up and gently smoothed out my suit jacket and adjusted my collar.

何をそんなに急いでるの?私にはもう少し息を整える時間が必要だ。
nani o sonna ni isoideru no. watashi ni wa mou sukoshi iki o totonoeru jikan ga hitsuyou da.
What’s the hurry? I need another minute to regain my breath.

整える (totonoeru)

そういう基礎が整えば、創造力を高める訓練ができる。
sou iu kiso ga totonoeba, souzouryoku o takameru kunren ga dekiru.
Once you have this foundation, being creative can be trainable.

ふたりの担当者には会ったこともなかったし、彼らの名前も知らなかったが、当日までに用意を整えてくれると信じていたのだ。
futari no tantousha ni wa atta koto mo nakatta shi, karera no namae mo shiranakatta ga, toujitsu made ni youi o totonoete kureru to shinjite ita no da.
I had never met the two officers. I didn’t even know their names, but I was sure they’d be ready when the day came.

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 安排 (ānpái)
Korean: 갖추다 (gajchuda)

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