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気を張る気をはる
Readings
きをはる
kiwoharu
Meanings
Expression
Godan verb with 'ru' ending
to steel oneself to, to brace oneselfdie Nerven anspannen

Kanji
ON: キ, ケKUN: いき
spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood

ON: チョウKUN: は.る, -は.り, -ば.り
lengthen, counter for bows & stringed instruments, stretch, spread, put up (tent)

ON: キ, ケKUN: いき
spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood

Conjugated forms
Example sentences
彼女は泣くまいと気を張った。Parts: 彼女 (かのじょ), 泣く (なく), まい, 気を張る (きをはる)She steeled herself not to cry.

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