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つかまえるtsukamaeru Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to catch; to arrest; to seize

karehaそのsono野ウサギnousagiwo捕まえるtsukamaeruことができなかったkotogadekinakatta He could not catch the hare.

つかまるtsukamaruold Inflection

godan ~る verb / intransitive verb:

  • to be caught; to be arrested - usu. 捕まる
  • to hold on to; to grasp - usu. 掴まる
  • to find (e.g. proof); to get (e.g. a taxi)
  • to be detained by

彼女kanojohaつかまるtsukamarutoいけないikenaiのでnode逃げたnigeta She fled for fear of being caught.

つかむtsukamu Inflection

godan ~む verb / transitive:

  • to seize; to catch; to grasp; to grip; to grab; to clutch; to hold; to catch hold of; to lay one's hands on
  • to obtain; to acquire; to get; to win; to capture
  • to understand; to grasp; to comprehend

先ずmazuha憧れakogareno作家sakkano文章bunshouno呼吸kokyuuwoつかむtsukamuためにtameniひたすらhitasura筆写hissha丸写しmaruutsushiwoするsuru First, in order to get a feel for your favourite author's work, transcribe and copy in full.

とらえるtoraeru Inflection

ichidan verb / transitive:

  • to catch; to capture; to seize; to arrest; to grab; to catch hold of
  • to grasp (e.g. meaning); to perceive; to capture (e.g. features)
  • to captivate; to move (one's heart)

ienoこちらkochiragawaha朝日asahiwoとらえるtoraeru This side of the house catches the morning sun.

なんであれnandeare物事monogotono本体hontaiwo捕らえるtoraerukotoga肝心kanjinda No matter what the problem is, it's essential to get at the heart of the matter.

とらわれるtorawareru Inflection

ichidan verb / intransitive verb:

  • to be caught; to be captured; to be taken prisoner; to be arrested; to be apprehended
  • to be seized with (fear, etc.); to be a slave to; to stick to; to adhere to; to be swayed by - usually written using kana alone

年をとるtoshiwotoruほどhodoますますmasumasu固定kotei観念kannenniとらわれるtorawareruものmonoですdesu The older you grow, the more you tend to adhere to fixed ideas.

とらえどころのないtoraedokorononai Inflection

expression / adjective:

  • hard to figure out; elusive; slippery; vague; subtle


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