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持つ, もつ
Godan verb
1. to hold (in one's hand), to take, to carry
2. to possess, to have, to own
3. to maintain, to keep
4. to last, to be durable, to keep, to survive
5. to take charge of, to be in charge of
責任を持つ, 責任をもつ, せきにんをもつ
Expression, Godan verb
to be responsible for, to bear the responsibility of
受け持つ, うけもつ
Godan verb, Transitive
to take (be in) charge of
併せ持つ, 合わせ持つ, あわせ持つ, 併せもつ, 合せ持つ, あわせもつ
Godan verb, Transitive
to have two things (at the same time) (e.g. good and bad points), to also have something (in addition to something else)
取り持つ, 取持つ, 執り持つ, 執持つ, とりもつ
Godan verb, Transitive
1. to act as a go-between (for), to mediate, to arrange
2. to entertain (guests), to treat, to receive
肩を持つ, 肩をもつ, かたをもつ
Expression, Godan verb
to side with (someone), to support (someone)
根に持つ, ねにもつ
Expression, Godan verb
to hold a grudge, to hold something against somebody
隠し持つ, かくしもつ
Godan verb, Transitive
to carry (something) under cover, to carry concealed
間を持つ, まをもつ
Expression, Godan verb
to have a controlling presence, to have a certain aura
捧げ持つ, ささげ持つ, ささげもつ
Godan verb
to hold something reverently with both hands
分け持つ, わけもつ
Godan verb, Transitive
to share
座を持つ, ざをもつ
Expression, Godan verb
to entertain one's guests, to keep a group entertained
意見を持つ, いけんをもつ
Expression, Godan verb
to hold an opinion
脛に疵持つ, 脛に傷持つ, すねにきずもつ
Expression, Godan verb
to have a guilty conscience
費用を持つ, ひようをもつ
Expression, Godan verb
to bear the expenses
家庭を持つ, かていをもつ
Expression, Godan verb, See 所帯を持つ
to have a family (e.g. wife or husband and children), to raise a family
所帯を持つ, しょたいをもつ
Expression, Godan verb
to keep a house, to run a household
興味を持つ, 興味をもつ, きょうみをもつ
Expression, Godan verb
to have an interest (in)
関係を持つ, かんけいをもつ
Expression, Godan verb
to have a relationship, to have relations
関心を持つ, かんしんをもつ
Expression, Godan verb
to be interested in, to take an interest in, to care about
勇気を持つ, 勇気をもつ, ゆうきをもつ
Expression, Godan verb
to have (the) courage (to), to be courageous
自分を持つ, 自分をもつ, じぶんをもつ
Expression, Godan verb
to use one's own judgement, to not be swayed by others, to have confidence in oneself
提灯を持つ, ちょうちんを持つ, ちょうちんをもつ
Expression, Godan verb, See 提灯持ち・ちょうちんもち・2, Idiomatic expression
to sing someone's praises, to give someone a boost, to carry a lantern
分かち持つ, 分かちもつ, わかち持つ, 別ち持つ, わかちもつ
Godan verb, Transitive
to have in common, to share
生まれ持つ, 生まれもつ, 生れ持つ, うまれ持つ, 生れもつ, うまれもつ
Godan verb, Transitive
to have (something) innate, to be born with
好意を持つ, こういをもつ
Expression, Godan verb, See 好意・こうい・1
1. to feel goodwill (towards), to wish someone well
See 好意・こうい・2
2. to have a strong liking (for), to be emotionally involved
座を取り持つ, ざをとりもつ
Expression, Godan verb
to keep everybody entertained
気を長く持つ, きをながくもつ
Expression, Godan verb
to be patient
手に職を持つ, 手に職をもつ, てにしょくをもつ
Expression, Godan verb, See 手に職をつける
to have a trade, to have a vocation
掛け持つ, 掛持つ, かけもつ
Godan verb, Transitive
to hold two or more positions concurrently, to do different work concurrently
持つべきものは友, 持つべき物は友, もつべきものはとも
Expression, Proverb
a friend is a good thing to have, a good friend is a great blessing
持つべきものは友人, 持つべき物は友人, もつべきものはゆうじん
Expression, See 持つべきものは友, Proverb
a friend is a good thing to have, a good friend is a great blessing
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