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Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 求める (motomeru)

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Kana: もとめる
Kanji: 求める
Romaji: motomeru

Type: verb

Meaning: to want; to wish for; to request; to demand; to seek; to search for; to pursue; to hunt; to buy

Example sentences:

父は自分にも他人にも常に完璧を求めている。
chichi wa jibun nimo tanin nimo tsune ni kanpeki o motomete iru.
My father always wants perfection, both from himself and from others.

いろいろな本も読んではみたが、わたしの求める答えはどこにも記されてはいなかった。
iroiro na hon mo yonde wa mita ga, watashi no motomeru kotae wa doko ni mo kisarete wa inakatta.
I tried to read many books, but none had the answer I’m looking for.

Learn JLPT N3 Vocabulary: 求める (motomeru)

わたしは職を求めて町に出たけど、ろくな働き口も見つからなかった。
watashi wa shoku o motomete machi ni deta kedo, roku na hatarakiguchi mo mitsukaranakatta.
I went into the city to find a job, but I couldn’t find anything decent.

私は真実を求めているのです。
watashi wa shinjitsu o motomete iru no desu.
I want the truth.

Similar words:

願う (negau); 求む (motomu)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 寻求 (xúnqiú); 希望 (xīwàng)
Korean: 구하다 (guhada)

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