Meaning

Primary

To Borrow

Word Type

transitive verb, ichidan verb

Explanation

This word consists of kanji with hiragana attached. Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means borrow so the verb vocab version is to borrow.

Reading

かりる
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

Since this word consists of a kanji with hiragana attached, you can bet that it will use the kun'yomi reading. You didn't learn that reading with this kanji, so here's a mnemonic to help you: Dude, can I borrow your car ()? Please?

Context

Context Sentences

アクを取りたいので、ちょっとお玉を借りてもいいですか?

I want to skim the scum off the top, so can I borrow your ladle for a second?

クリステンのルーズリーフ、一枚借りたよ。

I borrowed one of your loose‐leaf sheets of paper, Kristen.

「ごめんね。君から借りていた恋愛小説をなくしちゃったんだ。」「気にしないでいいよ。それはもう必要ないから。彼女ができたんだ。」

"I’m sorry I lost the romance novel I borrowed from you." "Don’t worry about it. I won’t need it anymore anyway. I have a girlfriend now."

Kanji Composition