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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 払う (harau)

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Kana: はらう
Kanji: 払う
Romaji: harau

Type: verb

Meaning: to pay (e.g. money, bill); to brush off; to wipe away

Idiom:

注意を払う (chuui o harau): to pay attention to

Example sentences:

父さんはそろそろ定年だから次はあんたがローンを払うのよ。
tousan wa sorosoro teinen dakara tsugi wa anta ga roon o harau no yo.
Your dad’s almost ready to retire, so you’ll have to take over the loan payments.

つけを払えもしないのに、どうして相変わらず買い物するのかしら?
tsuke o harae mo shinai noni, doushite aikawarazu kaimono suru no kashira.
If they can’t pay, why do they keep on buying?

払う Verb Conjugation

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

しかもすぐさま払わないと大変なことになる。
shikamo sugusama harawanai to taihen na koto ni naru.
The money’s got to be paid right away.

私たちはどうやって移動するかについては細心の注意を払わなければならない。
watashitachi wa dou yatte idou suru ka ni tsuite wa saishin no chuui o harawanakereba naranai.
We have to be very careful about how we travel.

払う (harau)

Similar words:

支払う (shiharau)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 支付 (zhīfù)
Korean: 지불하다 (jibulhada)

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