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一役買う
Readings
ひとやくかう
hitoyakukau
Meanings
Godan verb with 'u' ending
to take on a role, to take parteine Rolle spielen, eine Rolle übernehmen

Kanji
ON: イチ, イツKUN: ひと-, ひと.つ
one, one radical (no.1)

ON: ヤク, エキ
duty, war, campaign, drafted labor, office, service, role

ON: バイKUN: か.う
buy

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
彼はその件に一役かっているらしい。Parts: (かれ), 其の (その), (けん), 一役買う (ひとやくかう), らしいHe seems to be involved in that matter.

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