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Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
1. to hang up (e.g. a coat, a picture on the wall); to let hang; to suspend (from); to hoist (e.g. sail); to raise (e.g. flag)Usually written using kana alone, See also 壁にかける
  • コート
  • ハンガー
  • 掛けて
  • おきなさい
  • Put your coat on a hanger.
2. to put on (e.g. a blanket); to put on top of; to cover; to lay; to spreadUsually written using kana alone
  • ウエートレス
  • テーブル
  • うえ
  • しろ白い
  • テーブルクロス
  • かけた
  • The waitress spread a white cloth over the table.
3. to put on (glasses, etc.); to wear (a necklace, etc.)Usually written using kana alone, See also 眼鏡を掛ける
  • その
  • ふじん婦人
  • しんじゅ真珠
  • ネックレス
  • かけていた
  • The lady wore a necklace of pearls.
4. to make (a call)Usually written using kana alone, See also 電話を掛ける
    10
  • えん
  • でんわ電話
  • かけられます
  • Can I make a phone call for ten yen?
5. to spend (time, money); to expend; to useUsually written using kana alone, See also 時間を掛ける
  • スーツ
  • そんなに
  • おかねお金
  • かける
  • には
  • ためらい
  • ある
  • I hesitate to pay so much for a suit.
6. to pour (liquid) onto; to sprinkle (powder or spices) onto; to splash; to throw (e.g. water) ontoUsually written using kana alone, See also 塩をかける
  • コック
  • さん
  • すこ少しも
  • かけていない
  • The cook hasn't put any on it.
7. to turn on (an engine, radio, etc.); to set (a dial, an alarm clock, etc.); to put on (a DVD, a song, etc.)Usually written using kana alone
8. to cause (somebody inconvenience, trouble, etc.); to burden (someone); to imposeUsually written using kana alone, See also 迷惑を掛ける
  • たいへん大変
  • ごめいわくご迷惑
  • おかけ
  • して
  • もうしわけ申し訳ありません
  • I am sorry to trouble you so much.
9. to multiply (arithmetic operation)Usually written using kana alone
10. to secure (e.g. lock)Usually written using kana alone, See also 鍵を掛ける
11. to take a seat; to sit; to rest (something on something else); to support (something on something else)Usually written using kana alone, See also 腰を掛ける
12. to bindUsually written using kana alone, also as 繋ける
  • その
  • はこ
  • かざ飾り
  • テープ
  • かけて
  • ください
  • Do up the box with decorative tape.
13. to wager; to bet; to risk; to stake; to gambleUsually written using kana alone, See also 賭ける かける
14. to put an effect (spell, anaesthetic, etc.) onUsually written using kana alone
  • あいつ
  • まほう魔法
  • かけて
  • カエル
  • してやろう
  • I'll bewitch him into a frog!
15. to hold (a play, festival, etc.)Usually written using kana alone
16. to hold an emotion for (pity, hope, etc.)Usually written using kana alone
  • だれも
  • その
  • しゅうじん囚人
  • なさ情け
  • かけた
  • Everybody showed sympathy toward the prisoner.
17. to argue (in court); to deliberate (in a meeting); to present (e.g. idea to a conference, etc.)Usually written using kana alone, See also 裁判に掛ける
  • その
  • もんだい問題
  • いいんかい委員会
  • かけられている
  • The question is before the committee.
18. to increase furtherUsually written using kana alone
19. to catch (in a trap, etc.)Usually written using kana alone
20. to set atopUsually written using kana alone
21. to erect (a makeshift building)Usually written using kana alone
22. to apply (insurance)Usually written using kana alone, See also 保険を掛ける
  • その
  • かもつ貨物
  • には
  • あらゆる
  • きけん危険
  • にたいに対する
  • ほけん保険
  • 掛けられた
  • The freight was insured against all risks.
23. to pun (on a word); to use (a word) as a pivot word; to play on wordsUsually written using kana alone, See also 掛詞
  • しかし
  • のうえんしゅ農園主
  • かれ
  • ほほえ微笑み
  • かけました
  • But the farmer smiled at him.
Suffix, Ichidan verb
24. to be partway doing ...; to begin (but not complete) ...; to be about to ...Usually written using kana alone, See also 話し掛ける, after -masu stem of verb
25. to address (someone); to direct (something, to someone); to do (something, to someone)Usually written using kana alone, See also 話し掛ける, after -masu stem of verb; indicates an action is being directed to someone
Other forms
懸ける 【かける】

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