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EtymologyEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 4

From Proto-Japonic *airu, derived from *a- (to exist, to have).

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得る (transitive, ichidan conjugation, hiragana える, rōmaji eru)

  1. get, acquire, gain, obtain, win, catch
  2. be able to, can
  3. (in the form ざるを得ない following the imperfective form of a verb) cannot help but doing, cannot but do

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得る (hiragana うる, rōmaji -uru)

  1. to obtain (benefit)
  2. be able to, -able
     () () () (かぎ)吾輩 (わがはい) ()れてくれた主人 (しゅじん) (そば)にいる (こと)をつとめた。
    Dekiuru kagiri wagahai o irete kureta shujin no soba ni iru koto o tsutometa.
    I tried to be at the side of the master who let me in as much as possible.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN