ひかえるhikaeru Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to be temperate in; to refrain; to abstain; to hold back; to restrain oneself from excessive ...
  • to make notes; to jot down (e.g. phone number)

ichidan verb / intransitive verb:

  • to be in preparation for; to be in waiting for
  • to be soon; to be in the offing

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to be in a close relationship (e.g. as a backer, etc.)

あなたanataha喫煙kitsuenwoひかえるhikaeruべきbekiですdesu You should refrain from smoking.

bokuhaジムJIMUni飲みnomiすぎsugiha控えるhikaeruようyouni言っita I told Jim to restrain himself from drinking too much.

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