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Ichidan verb
See also: 兼ねない
Usually written using kana alone
to be unable to, to find difficult (unpleasant, awkward, painful) to do

Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
to serve two or more functions or roles simultaneously, to contain (or combine) two or more features

Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
to work in two or more jobs simultaneously (positions, etc.), to do alongside

Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
to hesitate to do something (out of consideration for others)

Ichidan verb
Transitive verb
to think of the future (as well as the present)

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兼ねる: hesitate to, cannot, hard to do
Conjugated forms
Present, Future かねる, かねます
[does], will [do]
かねない, かねません
doesn't [do], will not [do]
Past かねた, かねました
かねなかった, かねませんでした
didn't [do]
Te-form, Continuative かねて, かねまして かねないで, かねませんで かねなくて
ON: ケン KUN: か.ねる, -か.ねる
concurrently, and, beforehand, in advance

Stroke: 10 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 2-3-7 FC: 8023.3

Parts: (わたし) 勉強 (べんきょう) 遊び (あそび) 兼ねる (かねる) 仕事 (しごと) 就く (つき) たい
I want to get a job that mixes work and play.

Parts: こう言う (こういう) 事情 (じじょう) ですから 残念ながら (ざんねんながら) 折角 (せっかく) (ご) 招待 (しょうたい) (ご) 受ける (うける) 致す (いたし) 兼ねる (かねる) のです (んです)
As such is the case, I am sorry I can't accept your kind invitation.

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