Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
手控える
Kana Reading
てびかえる
Romaji
tebikaeru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to hang (hold) back; to hold off; to refrain; to reduce or cut back on
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to jot down a note

Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
手控える
Plain Polite
手控えます
Negative
手控えない
Negative Polite
手控えません

Past

Plain
手控えた
Plain Polite
手控えました
Negative
手控えなかった
Negative Polite
手控えませんでした

Te

Plain
手控えて
Plain Polite
手控えまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
手控えられる
Plain Polite
手控えられます
Negative
手控えられない
Negative Polite
手控えられません

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Kanji in this word

JLPT 1

11 strokes

withdraw, draw in, hold back, refrain from, be moderate

On'Yomi: コウ

Kun'Yomi: ひか.える, ひか.え

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JLPT 5

4 strokes

hand

On'Yomi: シュ,

Kun'Yomi: , て-, -て, た-

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