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かなうkanau Inflection

godan ~う verb:

  • to come true (of a wish, prayer, etc.); to be realized; to be fulfilled - esp. 叶う
  • to suit (e.g. a purpose); to meet (wishes, ideals, etc.); to conform to (standards, rules, etc.); to be consistent with - esp. 適う 道理に適う
  • to match (implies competition); to rival; to bear (e.g. the heat) - esp. 敵う, usu. with neg. verb

もしmoshi病気のbyoukinohitogawanotsuruwo折るorutoそのsonohitono願いnegaiga叶うkanauno If a sick person folds one thousand paper cranes, her wish will come true.

kareha我々warewarenokokoroniかなうkanau人物jinbutsuda He is a man after our own hearts.

バレエBAREE音楽ongakuno指揮者shikishaとしてtoshitekareniかなうkanauものmonohaいないinai He stands alone as a conductor of ballet music.

かなえるkanaeru Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to grant (request, wish); to answer (prayer) - esp. 叶える
  • to fulfill (conditions); to meet (requirements) - esp. 適える

yumewo叶えるkanaeruためにtamenihaある程度aruteidono犠牲gisei努力doryoku苦労kurouha覚悟kakugoしているshiteiru I've steeled myself to face a certain amount of sacrifice, effort and hardship if that's what it takes to fulfill my dream.


expression / noun:

  • impossible dream

noun or verb acting prenominally:

  • impossible (dream, etc.)


  • turning to God only in one's trouble - idiom


  • if possible; if it is in my power; if it was realistic

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