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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 止める (yameru)

Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 止める (yameru)

Kana: やめる
Kanji: 止める
Romaji: yameru

Type: Verb

Meaning: to stop (an activity); to cease; to discontinue; to end; to quit; to cancel; to give up; to put an end to

Example sentences:

やめなさい、あなたたち。よるとさわると喧嘩ばかり。
yamenasai, anatatachi. yoru to sawaru to kenka bakari.
Stop it, you two. You always fight whenever you see each other.

ばかなことはやめてちょうだい。
baka na koto wa yamete choudai.
Stop doing stupid things.


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止める (yameru)

役者も来ないなんて。これじゃ芝居をやめるしかありません。
yakusha mo konai nante. kore ja shibai o yameru shika arimasen.
The actors are not coming. We have no choice but to cancel the play.

彼女が行くって言えば僕は止めません。
kanojo ga iku tte ieba boku wa yamemasen.
I won’t stop her if she wants to go.

Similar words:

止む (yamu); 押さえる (osaeru)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 停止 (tíngzhǐ)
Korean: 그만두다 (geumanduda)


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