Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
詰める JLPT 3
Kana Reading
つめる
Romaji
tsumeru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to stuff into; to jam; to cram; to pack; to fill; to plug; to stop up
    Example sentence
    少し詰めて空けてあげた。 He squashed up a bit to the side to leave a seat free.
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, transitive verb, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to shorten; to move closer together
    Example sentence
    ダースづつつめなさい Pack eggs in dozens.
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to reduce (spending); to conserve
    Example sentence
    彼女電車老婦人ために詰めた She made room for an old women on the train.
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, transitive verb, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to focus intently on; to strain oneself to do
    Example sentence
    彼女荷物スーツケース詰める手伝ってくれた She helped me pack my suitcase.
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to work out (details)
    Example sentence
    彼女ズボンウエスト少し詰めなければならない She has to take in the waist of her pants a bit.
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to be on duty; to be stationed
    Example sentence
    彼ら電車その老婦人ために詰めた They made room for the old lady on the train.
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to corner (esp. an opponent's king in shogi); to trap; to checkmate
    Example sentence
    バス中ほど詰めて下さい Move into the bus, please!
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to cut off (one's finger as an act of apology); to jam (one's finger in a door, etc.)
    Example sentence
    詰めてください Please fill up the front.
  • Parts of speech
    suffix, Ichidan verb
    Meaning
    to continue ...; to keep doing ... without a break
    Example sentence
    詰めてくれません Will you make room for me?
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to do ... completely; to do ... thoroughly
    Example sentence
    つめていただければ、みんなが座れるのですが。 If you would move over, there would be room for everyone.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to force someone into a difficult situation by ...
    Example sentence
    つめていただけません Can you make room for me?

Examples of 詰める, つめる in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
詰める
Plain Polite
詰めます
Negative
詰めない
Negative Polite
詰めません

Past

Plain
詰めた
Plain Polite
詰めました
Negative
詰めなかった
Negative Polite
詰めませんでした

Te

Plain
詰めて
Plain Polite
詰めまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
詰められる
Plain Polite
詰められます
Negative
詰められない
Negative Polite
詰められません

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