Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
留守, 留主 JLPT 4
Kana Reading
るす
Romaji
rusu
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi), noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
    Meaning
    absence; being away from home
    Example sentence
    世代は、仕事とか買い物留守ばかりす。 My contemporaries are, working, shopping, out and about, all the time.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    house-sitting; house-sitter
    Example sentence
    隣の人たちに、私たち留守している世話してくれるように頼みましょう。 Let's ask the neighbors to look after the dog while we're away.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    being left unattended to (of one's studies, etc.); neglecting
    Example sentence
    友達留守だった The friend was absent.

Examples of 留守, 留主, るす in a sentence


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JLPT 3

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detain, fasten, halt, stop

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JLPT 3

6 strokes

guard, protect, defend, obey

On'Yomi: シュ,

Kun'Yomi: まも.る, まも.り, もり, -もり, かみ

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lord, chief, master, main thing, principal

On'Yomi: シュ, , シュウ

Kun'Yomi: ぬし, おも, あるじ

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