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Learn JLPT N4 Vocabulary: 選ぶ (erabu)

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Kana: えらぶ
Kanji: 選ぶ
Romaji: erabu

Type: Verb

Meaning: to choose; to select; to pick

Example sentences:

なぜあなたはこんなやり方を選んだんだ?
naze anata wa konna yarikata o erandan da.
Why did you choose to do it this way?

自分の将来に役立つ大学をゆっくり選ぶつもりさ。
jibun no shourai ni yakudatsu daigaku o yukkuri erabu tsumori sa.
I’ll pick a college that’ll be good for my future.

選ぶ (erabu)

もう少し慎重に友達を選んだほうがいいと思う。
mou sukoshi shinchou ni tomodachi o eranda hou ga ii to omou.
I think you should choose your friends a bit more carefully.

彼女が選んだ仕事ならそれを止めるなんて僕はしない。
kanojo ga eranda shigoto nara sore o tomeru nante boku wa shinai.
I will not stop her from doing the job she chose.

お父さんが言ったんじゃない?わたしが選んだ人なら誰でも許すって!
otousan ga ittan janai. watashi ga eranda hito nara dare demo yurusu tte.
Didn’t you say that you’d allow me to marry any man I choose, Dad?

わたしは彼が後者を選ぶだろうと考えました。
watashi wa kare ga kousha o erabu darou to kangaemashita.
I thought he’d choose the latter.

どれか選びなさい。
doreka erabinasai.
Pick one.

Similar words:

選び出す (erabidasu); 拾い出す (hiroidasu); 選択 (sentaku)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 选 (xuǎn); 选择 (xuǎnzé)
Korean: 고르다 (goleuda); 택하다 (taeghada); 선택하다 (seontaeghada)

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