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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 焼く (yaku)

Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 焼く (yaku)

Kana: やく
Kanji: 焼く
Romaji: yaku

Type: Verb
Meaning: to burn, to roast, to broil, to grill, to bake, to toast, to barbecue, to heat, to heat up, to make (charcoal, pottery, bricks, etc.)
JLPT level: N4

Example sentences:

もし、私の推測が正しければ、この手紙を焼いたのは犯人です。
moshi, watashi no suisoku ga tadashikereba, kono tegami o yaita no wa hannin desu.
If I am right in my assumption, then, the letter was burnt by the murderer.

このノートを刻む、焼くなどして、使えなくすると、それまでにノートに触れたすべての人間が死ぬ。
kono nooto o kizamu, yaku nado shite, tsukaenaku suru to, sore made ni nooto ni fureta subete no ningen ga shinu.
If you make this note unusable by tearing it up or burning it, all the humans who have touched the note till then will die.

焼く Verb Conjugation

Infographic: conjugation of Japanese verb 焼く. Click on image to view full size.

ふと胸がしめつけられた。世話を焼いてもらうのに慣れていない。
futo mune ga shimetsukerareta. sewa o yaite morau no ni narete inai.
My throat suddenly felt tight. I wasn’t used to being taken care of.

それでは、それほど注意ぶかくその手紙を焼きすてようとしたのは何故か。それはただ、次ぎの理由によるのです。
sore dewa, sore hodo chuui bukaku sono tegami o yaki suteyou to shita no wa naze ka. sore wa tada, tsugi no riyuu ni yoru no desu.
That the note was burned so carefully can mean only one thing.

じゃ、あなただったんですね、ミナコ、遺言状を焼いたのは?
ja, anata dattan desu ne, minako, yuigonjou o yaita no wa.
Then it was you, Minako, who burned the will?

焼く (yaku)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 烤 (kǎo)
Korean: 굽다 (gubda)

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