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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 捕まえる (tsukamaeru)

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Kana: つかまえる
Kanji: 捕まえる; 掴まえる; 捉まえる
Romaji: tsukamaeru

Type: verb

Meaning: to catch; to arrest; to seize

Example sentences:

どうして若い娘は旦那さんをつかまえるのに、こんなばかにならなくちゃいけないの?
doushite wakai musume wa dannasan o tsukamaeru no ni, konna baka ni naranakucha ikenai no.
Why is it a girl has to be so silly to catch a husband?

あの子の命を奪ったやつはオレが必ず捕まえてやる!
ano ko no inochi o ubatta yatsu wa ore ga kanarazu tsukamaete yaru.
Whoever took her life, I promise to catch him!

捕まえる Verb Conjugation

Infographic: conjugation of Japanese verb 捕まえる. Click on image to view full size.

どうやら、あの二人…私たちを捕まえる前に、逃げられた場合も想定して先手を打ってたようね…
dou yara, ano futari. watashitachi o tsukamaeru mae ni nigerareta baai mo soutei shite sente o utteta you ne.
It seems before those two set out to find us, they made sure to cut off our escape route in case we evaded capture…

ピンポンダッシュ?その犯人を私に捕まえろっていうんですか?
pinpondasshu. sono hannin o watashi ni tsukamaero tte iun desu ka.
Ding dong dash? You want me to find that culprit?

あんたらならいつでも捕まえられる。
antara nara itsudemo tsukamaerareru.
I can catch you anytime I want.

Similar words:

捕らえる (toraeru)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 捕捉 (bǔzhuō)
Korean: 붙잡다 (butjabda)

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