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働く
Readings
はたらく
hataraku
Meanings
Godan verb with 'ku' ending
intransitive verb
to work, to labor, to labourexercer, mettre en œuvre, travailler

to function, to operate, to be effective, to work (i.e. ... works), to come into playentrer en jeu
to commit (e.g. a crime), to perpetrate, to do, to act, to practise, to practice
Linguistics terminology
to be conjugatedработатьarbeiten, schaffen, sich beschäftigen, sich betätigen, sich bemühen, begehen, verüben, angestellt sein, bekleiden, verwalten, fungieren, wirken, tätig sein als, funktionieren, laufen

Kanji
ON: ドウ, リュク, リキ, ロク, リョクKUN: はたら.く
work, (kokuji)

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
彼は5時間以上もぶっ続けで働いた。Parts: (かれ), 時間 (じかん), 以上 (いじょう), ぶっ続け (ぶっつづけ), 働く (はたらく)Il a travaillé plus de cinq heures d'affilées.
He worked more than five hours on end.

スイッチは時間通りに働かなかった。Parts: スイッチ (スィッチ), 時間どおりに (じかんどおりに), 働く (はたらく)The switch didn't work on time.

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