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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 落とす (otosu)

Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 落とす (otosu)

Kana: おとす
Kanji: 落とす
Romaji: otosu

Type: Verb
Meaning: to drop; to lose; to let fall; to shed (light); to cast (one’s gaze); to pour in (liquid); to leave behind; to clean off (dirt, makeup, paint, etc.); to remove (e.g. stains or facial hair); to lose; to spend money at a certain place; to omit; to leave out; to secretly let escape; to lose (a match); to reject (an applicant); to fail (a course); to defeat (in an election); to lower (e.g. shoulders or voice); to lessen (e.g. production or body weight); to worsen (quality); to reduce (e.g. rank or popularity); to speak badly of; to make light of; to fall into straitened circumstances; to fall into (e.g. a dilemma or sin); to make one’s own; to have one’s bid accepted; to force surrender; to take (e.g. an enemy camp or castle); to forcefully convince; to press for a confession; to deal with
JLPT level: N4

Example sentences:

早く汚れを落とさないとシミになってしまいます。
hayaku yogore o otosanai to shimi ni natte shimaimasu.
Hurry, we need to clean it before it stains.

その顔には、彼らの受けているストレスが影を落としていた。
sono kao ni wa, karera no ukete iru sutoresu ga kage o otoshite ita.
Their faces, though, showed the stresses they were under.

落とす Verb Conjugation

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

父の非難にあって彼はうなだれるばかり、ふるえながら地面に眼を落していた。
chichi no hinan ni atte kare wa unadareru bakari, furuenagara jimen ni me o otoshite ita.
He bent before his father’s rebuke, and trembling cast his eyes upon the ground.

すべての武器をしたの階に落とせ。
subete no buki o shita no kai ni otose.
Throw all your weapons over the railing.

落とす (otosu)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 掉 (diào)
Korean: 떨어뜨리다 (tteol-eotteulida)

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