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置く
Readings

oku
English
Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to put, to place

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to leave (behind)

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to establish (an organization, a facility, a position, etc.), to set up

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to appoint (someone to a certain position), to hire, to employ

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to place (one's trust, one's faith, etc.), to bear (in mind, etc.)

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to put down a tool (e.g. a pen) hence stopping what one is doing with that tool

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to take in (boarders, etc.), to provide lodging in one's house

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Transitive verb
to separate spatially or temporally

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Auxiliary verb
Usually written using kana alone
after the -te form of a verb
to do something in advance

Godan verb with 'ku' ending
Auxiliary verb
Usually written using kana alone
after the -te form of a verb
to leave something in a certain state, to keep something in a certain state

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Grammar
おく: to do it in advance OR to leave it in the current state expecting a later change
Conjugated forms
Present, Future おく, おきます
[does], will [do]
おかない, おきません
doesn't [do], will not [do]
Past おいた, おきました
[did]
おかなかった, おきませんでした
didn't [do]
Te-form, Continuative おいて, おきまして おかないで, おきませんで おかなくて
Kanjis
ON: KUN: お.く, -お.き
placement, put, set, deposit, leave behind, keep, employ, pawn

Stroke: 13 Grade: 4 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 2-5-8 FC: 6071.1


Phrases
それをテーブルの上に置きなさい。
Parts: 其れ (それ) テーブル (うえ) 置く (おく) 為さい (なさい)
Lay it on the table.

彼女はいつも自分の部屋をきれいしておく。
Parts: 彼女 (かのじょ) 何時も (いつも) 自分 (じぶん) 部屋 (へや) 奇麗 (きれい) 置く (おく)
She always keeps her room clean.

あいにく私はカメラを家においてきた。
Parts: 生憎 (あいにく) (わたし) カメラ (キャメラ) (いえ) 置く (おいて) 来る (くる)
As it happens, I have left the camera at home.