Meaning

Primary

To Cultivate

Alternative

To Foster

Word Type

transitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means cultivate and the verb vocab version means to cultivate.

Reading

つちかう
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

You have two cheese cars (つちか) that are growing mold. But that's a good thing, because it's the good kind of cheese mold. So, you cultivate the mold on these two cheese cars, comparing the difference between the two.

Context

Context Sentences

高校時代のクラブ活動を通じて、友情を培うことの大切さについてたくさんのことを学びました。

I learned a lot about the importance of cultivating friendships through the club activities in high school.

Kanji Composition