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兼ねる, かねる

  • kaneru


auxiliary verb

  • to be unable to (usu. kana)
  • to find difficult (unpleasant, awkward, painful) to do (usu. kana)


Ichidan verb, transitive verb

  • to serve two or more functions or roles simultaneously
  • to contain (or combine) two or more features


  • to work in two or more jobs simultaneously (positions, etc.)
  • to do alongside


  • to hesitate to do something (out of consideration for others)


  • to think of the future (as well as the present)

Examples of 兼ねる,かねる in a Sentence

As such is the case, I am sorry I can't accept your kind invitation.
I want to get a job that mixes work and play.
We cannot decide whether to go to college or not.
I couldn't decide what to do, so I just followed my heart.
No one can determine the amount of money we waste in a year.
Farmers are still sitting on the fence over which candidate to back.
We cannot offer a further price reduction under the current circumstances.
I haven't decided which job to apply for.
With a big man it's hard for the blood to get up to the brain.
I'm afraid I won't be able to make it for our luncheon appointment.

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