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Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 持つ (motsu)

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Kana: もつ
Kanji: 持つ
Romaji: motsu

Type: Verb

Meaning: to hold (in one’s hand); to take; to carry; to possess; to have

Example sentences:

雪が降るかもしれませんから傘も持ってきてください。
yuki ga furu kamoshiremasen kara kasa mo motte kite kudasai.
It might snow so please take your umbrella with you.

のどがかわいた。コーラを持ってきてくれ。
nodo ga kawaita. koora o motte kite kure.
I’m thirsty. Bring me a Coke.

持つ Verb Conjugation

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

子供が大金をもってると無駄遣いするから、ママにあずけなさい。
kodomo ga taikin o motteru to mudazukai suru kara, mama ni azukenasai.
You’ll waste money if you have too much, so let Mommy keep it for you.

この荷物は舞台に持ってっちゃっていいですか?
kono nimotsu wa butai ni mottecchatte ii desu ka.
Shall I take this luggage over to the stage?

これ持って帰っちゃだめだよな…
kore motte kaeccha dame da yo na.
Can I take this home?

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 持つ (motsu)

Similar words:

携える (tazusaeru); 有する (yuusuru)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 持 (chí); 拿 (ná)
Korean: 들다 (deulda); 있다 (issda)

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