JLPT N3 Grammar (kakeru)

Meaning

half-; not yet finished; in the middle of~

How to use

Verb ます (stem form)かける
かけの
kakeru かける jlpt n3 grammar meaning 文法 例文 japanese flashcards

Learn Japanese grammar: (kakeru) & (kakeno). Meaning: half-; not yet finished; in the middle of~.


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Example #1

おふろにはいりかけたときにでんわがなった。
ofuro ni hairi kaketa toki ni denwa ga natta.
The phone rang when I was about to get in the bath.
Example #2

このほんはまだよみかけだ。
kono hon wa mada yomikake da.
I haven’t finished this book yet.
Example #3

テーブルのうえにたべかけのケーキがおいてある。
teeburu no ue ni tabe kake no keeki ga oitearu.
The half-finished cake is put on the table.
Example #4

かれはなにかだいじそうなことをいいかけて、やめてしまった。
kare wa nani ka daiji souna koto o ii kakete, yamete shimatta.
He stopped in the middle of saying something that sounded important.
Example #5

かのじょへのラブレターをかいたが、ポストにいれかけて、やっぱりやめた。
kanojo e no raburetaa o kaitaga, posuto ni ire kakete, yappari yameta.
I wrote a love letter for her and was halfway to putting it in the post before I changed my mind.
Example #6

キムさんはなにかいいかけたが、そのままだまってしまった。
kimu san wa nanika ii kaketa ga, sono mama damatte shimatta.
Mr. Kim was in the middle of saying something when he stopped and became quiet.
Example #7

むすこはやりかけのしゅくだいをおいて、あそびにでかけてしまった。
musuko wa yari kakeno shukudai o oite, asobi ni dekakete shimatta.
My son went out to play without finishing his homework.
Example #8

かぜがなおりかけているときにむりをすると、またわるくなりますよ。
kaze ga naori kakete iru toki ni muri o suru to, mata waruku narimasu yo.
If you push yourself too hard before you recover from your cold it will just get worse again.
Example #9

まだびょうきがなおりかけなのにむりをするから、わるくなるんだよ。
mada byouki ga naori kake nano ni muri o suru kara, waruku naru nda yo.
You push yourself too hard when you're still in the middle of healing from your illness, so you'll keep getting worse.

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