Meaning

Primary

Preparation

Alternatives

Arrangements, Getting Ready

Word Type

noun, する verb

Explanation

This one's a little weird. When you want to support someone in degrees you need lots of preparation. It takes time and planning to support someone over a period of time like that.

Reading

したく
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word that uses the on'yomi readings of the kanji. You haven't learned this reading for yet, so here's a mnemonic to help you remember them together:

In preparation for getting sheared, a sheep will sit on a tack (したく). This sheep tacking makes it so that the shearing part is nothing! Imagine watching some sheep getting ready by sitting on tacks. Yikes. You want to tell them being sheared doesn't hurt and that sheep tacking is worse, but something makes you think they won't listen to you.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 支度を〜
  • ご支度
  • 〜の支度
  • 支度が〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 支度を始める
    to begin getting ready
    支度をおえる
    to finish getting ready
    支度をする
    to get ready
  • ご支度
    preparations
  • 朝食の支度
    breakfast preparation
    食事の支度
    meal preparation
    夕食の支度
    dinner preparation
  • 支度が終わる
    to finish getting ready
    支度ができる
    to be done getting ready
    支度がすむ
    to be done getting ready

Context Sentences

学校へ行く支度ができたらよんでください。

Please call me when you've gotten ready for school.

母は台所で夕はんの支度を、父は部屋でりょ行の支度をしています。

Mom is preparing dinner in the kitchen and dad is making arrangements for a trip in his room.

いつまで寝てるの!早く起きて支度しなさい!!

How long are you sleeping? Get up now and get ready!

Kanji Composition