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Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 手 (te)

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Kana: て
Kanji: 手
Romaji: te

Type: Noun

Meaning: hand

Idioms:

手を貸す (te o kasu): to lend a hand; to help
手が離せない (te ga hanasenai): having to continue doing the work at hand; right in the middle of something
手を変える (te o kaeru): to resort to other means
手をつける (te o tsukeru): to set one’s hand to; to start work on

Example sentences:

拍手しすぎて、手が赤くなった。
hakushu shisugite, te ga akakunatta.
I applauded too much so my hands are all red.

どうしたの。食事はほとんど手をつけてないじゃないの。
doushita no. shokuji wa hotondo te o tsukete nai janai no.
What’s wrong? You’re not eating your food.

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 手 (te)

誰なの、お父さんの手を握りしめているその女の人。
dare na no, otousan no te o nigirishimete iru sono onna no hito.
Who’s that woman holding Dad’s hand?

犯人はすこしずつ、手を変えるというんですかね?
hannin wa sukoshizutsu, te o kaeru to iun desu ka ne.
Are you saying the culprit is slowly changing his methods?

今ちょっと手がはなせないんだ。
ima chotto te ga hanasenain da.
I’m a little busy at the moment.

美奈子は男の手からその手紙を奪いとるようにした。
minako wa otoko no te kara sono tegami o ubaitoru you ni shita.
Minako hastily took the letter from that man.

Similar words:

ハンド (hando); 人手 (hitode)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 手 (shǒu)
Korean: 손 (son)

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