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買う
Readings
かう
kau
Meanings
Godan verb with 'u' ending
Transitive verb
in western Japan, 買う conjugates euphonically as こうた, こうて, etc.
to buy, to purchaseacheter

to value, to have a high opinion
to stir, to provokeпокупатьkaufen, einkaufen, einhandeln, erstehen, besorgen, sich einhandeln, sich zuziehen, auf sich ziehen, auf sich laden, schätzen, anerkennen, gerecht werden
Kanji
ON: バイKUN: か.う
buy

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
彼のスキーヤーとしての優秀性は十分に買っています。Parts: (かれ), スキーヤー, として, 優秀 (ゆうしゅう), (せい), 十分 (じゅうぶん), 買う (かう)We fully appreciate his excellence as a skier.

彼が絶えず侮辱したので私の怒りをかった。Parts: (かれ), 絶えず (たえず), 侮辱 (ぶじょく), ので (んで), (わたし), 怒り (いかり), 買う (かう)His constant insults aroused my anger.

インチキなセールスマンにだまされて、役立たずの機械を買わされたとジョンは主張した。Parts: インチキ (いんちき), セールスマン, 騙す (だます), 役立つ (やくだつ), 機械 (きかい), 買う (かう), 主張 (しゅちょう)John claimed that the dishonest salesman had tricked him into buying a useless piece of machinery.

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