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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 約束 (yakusoku)

Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 約束 (yakusoku)

Kana: やくそく
Kanji: 約束
Romaji: yakusoku

Type: Noun; Verb (約束する)

Meaning: promise; agreement; arrangement; appointment; pact

Idioms:

約束を守る (yakusoku o mamoru): to keep a promise; to keep one’s word
約束を破る (yakusoku o yaburu): to go back on one’s word; to break a promise

Example sentences:

約束守れなかった俺が悪いんだから仕方ない。
yakusoku mamorenakatta ore ga waruin dakara shikata nai.
It’s my fault for not keeping my promise.

あなたのほかにも二、三人と会う約束がある。
anata no hoka ni mo ni, sannin to au yakusoku ga aru.
Beside you, I have appointments with two or three other people today.

今晩の約束は忘れてないだろうな…
konban no yakusoku wa wasuretenai darou na.
You haven’t forgotten about tonight’s appointment, have you?

約束 (yakusoku)

約束どおり一人で来た!
yakusoku doori hitori de kita.
I came alone as promised!

あれは他言しない約束だぜ。
are wa tagen shinai yakusoku da ze.
You know we promised not to tell.

その話は二度としないっていう、約束だろ?
sono hanashi wa nido to shinai tte iu, yakusoku daro.
Didn’t we agree not to talk about that?

Similar words:

申し合わせ (moushiawase); 誓願 (seigan); 信約 (shinyaku)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 诺言 (nuòyán)
Korean: 약속하다 (yagsoghada)

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