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折る
Readings
おる
oru
Meanings
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
Transitive verb
to break, to fracture, to break off, to snap off, to pick (e.g. flowers)casser, plier, rompre

to fold, to bend
to make (origami)
See also: 筆を折る
to interrupt, to endbrechen, zerbrechen, abbrechen, unterbrechen, falten, biegen, knicken

Kanji
ON: セツKUN: お.る, おり, お.り, -お.り, お.れる
fold, break, fracture, bend, yield, submit

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
落馬の結果足を折った。Parts: 落馬 (らくば), 結果 (けっか), (あし), 折る (おる)The fall from the horse resulted in a broken leg.

折ろうとしても指が弱くなりすぎていた。Parts: 折る (おる), としても, (ゆび), 弱い (よわい), 成る (なる), 過ぎる (すぎる)Her fingers were too weak to fold it.

最後のわら一本がらくだの背骨を折る。Parts: 最後 (さいご), (わら), 一本 (いっぽん), 駱駝 (らくだ), 背骨 (せぼね), 折る (おる)The last straw breaks the camel's back.
Последняя соломинка ломает спину верблюда.
Последняя капля переполняет чашу.

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