Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
怠ける, 懶ける JLPT 3
Kana Reading
なまける
Romaji
namakeru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, intransitive verb
    Meaning
    to be idle; to slacken
    Example sentence
    怠けるなと忠告した My father advised me not to be lazy.
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to neglect (e.g. one's work)
    Example sentence
    彼女は怠けているようだった She seemed to be idle.

Examples of 怠ける, 懶ける, なまける in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
怠ける
Plain Polite
怠けます
Negative
怠けない
Negative Polite
怠けません

Past

Plain
怠けた
Plain Polite
怠けました
Negative
怠けなかった
Negative Polite
怠けませんでした

Te

Plain
怠けて
Plain Polite
怠けまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
怠けられる
Plain Polite
怠けられます
Negative
怠けられない
Negative Polite
怠けられません

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 1

9 strokes

neglect, laziness

On'Yomi: タイ

Kun'Yomi: おこた.る, なま.ける

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19 strokes

languid, be lazy, be negligent

On'Yomi: ラン, ライ

Kun'Yomi: ものうい, おこたる

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