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Learn JLPT N1 Vocabulary: 養う (yashinau)

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Kana: やしなう
Kanji: 養う
Romaji: yashinau

Type: verb

Meaning: to support; to maintain; to provide for; to bring up; to raise; to rear; to cultivate

Example sentences:

われわれ男性には、女性に養われている男を罵倒するじつに嫌らしい言葉があるがね。
wareware dansei niwa, josei ni yashinawarete iru otoko o batou suru jitsu ni iyarashii kotoba ga aru ga ne.
Among men, there’s a very unpleasant name for men who permit women to support them.

坊やも養っていかなくてはいけませんし、いまわが家には面倒を見てくださる方がいないんです。
bouya mo yashinatte ikanakute wa ikemasen shi, ima wagaya niwa mendou o mite kudasaru kata ga inain desu.
I must take care of my boy and there is no one to look after us now.

養う (yashinau)

わたしだってきみと同じで子供は欲しくないが、養う力はある。
watashi datte kimi to onaji de kodomo wa hoshikunai ga, yashinau chikara wa aru.
I don’t want children any more than you do, but I can support them.

みなさんが持って生まれた稀なる才能は、慎重に教え導き、養って磨かなければ、ものになりません。
minasan ga motte umareta marenaru sainou wa, shinchou ni oshiemichibiki, yashinatte migakanakereba, mono ni narimasen.
The rare gifts with which you were born may come to nothing if not nurtured and honed by careful instruction.

Similar words:

育む (hagukumu); 生やす (hayasu)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 养育 (yǎngyù)
Korean: 기르다 (gileuda)

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