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Irregular kanji
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
to protect, to guard, to defendprotéger, respecter (l'heure, un règlement), surveiller

to keep (i.e. a promise), to abide (by the rules), to observe, to obey, to followзащищать, охранять, соблюдать (правила, обещание и т. п.)beschützen, verteidigen, bewachen, eskortieren, befolgen, einhalten, halten, gehorchen, sich unterwerfen
ON: シュ, スKUN: まも.る, まも.り, もり, -もり, かみ
guard, protect, defend, obey

ON: KUN: まも.る
safeguard, protect

ON: ジュ, シュKUN: まもり, まも.る

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
いったん約束したのであれば、守らなければならない。Parts: 一旦 (いったん), 約束 (やくそく), である, 守る (まもる), ねばならない (ねばなりません)Once you have made a promise, you must keep it.

あなたは、自分の家族を守らなければならない。Parts: 貴方 (あなた), 自分 (じぶん), 家族 (かぞく), 守る (まもる), ねばならない (ねばなりません)You have to protect your family.

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