Jisho

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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.
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
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.
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
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.
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
4. to make (a call)Usually written using kana alone, See also 電話を掛ける
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  • えん
  • でんわ電話
  • かけられます
  • Can I make a phone call for ten yen?
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
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.
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
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.
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
7. to turn on (engine, radio, etc.); to set (dial, alarm clock, etc.); to put on (DVD, song, etc.); to use (device, implement, etc.)Usually written using kana alone
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
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.
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
9. to multiply (arithmetic operation)Mathematics, Usually written using kana alone
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
10. to secure (e.g. lock)Usually written using kana alone, See also 鍵を掛ける
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
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
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
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.
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
13. to wager; to bet; to risk; to stake; to gambleUsually written using kana alone, See also 賭ける かける
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
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!
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
15. to hold (a play, festival, etc.)Usually written using kana alone
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
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.
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
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.
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
18. to increase furtherUsually written using kana alone
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
19. to catch (in a trap, etc.)Usually written using kana alone
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
20. to set atopUsually written using kana alone
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
21. to erect (a makeshift building)Usually written using kana alone
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
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.
Ichidan verb, Transitive verb
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
Suffix, Ichidan 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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