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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 抱える (kakaeru)

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Kana: かかえる
Kanji: 抱える
Romaji: kakaeru

Type: verb

Meaning: to hold or carry under or in the arms; to have (esp. problem, debts, etc.); to employ; to engage; to hire

Example sentences:

わたしの問題については議論を抱えていただけるとありがたいね。
watashi no mondai ni tsuite wa giron o kakaete itadakeru to arigatai ne.
I appreciate your hesitance in discussing the matter with me.

世間には言わせておけばいい。他にも問題はたくさん抱えており、そんなことは考えていられない。
seken niwa iwasete okeba ii. hoka ni mo mondai wa takusan kakaete ori, sonna koto wa kangaete irarenai.
Let people talk. I have too many other matters to occupy my mind.

疼く記憶を山ほど抱えていては、だれしも前に進むことはできない。
uzuku kioku o yama hodo kakaete ite wa, dareshimo mae ni susumu koto wa dekinai.
No one could go forward with a load of aching memories.

彼の姉もやはり働いたが、七人の子供をかかえてはどうにも仕方がなかった。
kare no imouto mo yahari hataraita ga, nananin no kodomo o kakaete wa dou ni mo shikata ga nakatta.
His sister worked also but what could she do with seven little children?

Similar words:

持つ (motsu)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 抱 (bào); 担负 (dānfù)
Korean: 껴안다 (kkyeoanda)

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