Meaning

Primary

To Be Cooked

Alternative

To Burn

Word Type

intransitive verb, ichidan verb

Explanation

You know how 焼く is to cook? Well, 焼ける is to be cooked. This is when you're not doing the actual cooking, and the cooking is just happening. Can also refer to when something burns, making it to burn as well.

Reading

やける
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is the same as 焼く, so just use that knowledge and apply it here to be able to read this too.

Context

Context Sentences

火事で家が焼けてしまいました。

My house was burned in a fire.

このパンはこんがりとよく焼けています。

This bread is toasted well.

「この肉は厚いから、焼けるまでに時間がかかりそうだね。」「あなたが皿洗いをしている間に、焼けると思うけど。」

"This meat is thick, so I think it'll be a while until it's cooked." "I think it'll cook while you're doing the dishes."

Kanji Composition