Learn JLPT N3 Kanji

Meaning of 約

promise, approximately, shrink

Onyomi

ヤク
yaku

Kunyomi

つづ(まる)
tsuzu(maru)

Learn Japanese kanji: 【 ヤク / つづ(まる) 】.

Meaning: promise, approximately, shrink.

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How to write 約 - stroke order:

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Stroke Count: 9

- Example Sentences

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Example #1

わたしはあなたのぶんもよやくしますね。
watashi wa anata no bun mo yoyaku shimasu ne.
I will also reserve your portion.
Example #2

やくそくをしたのに、かのじょはきませんでした。
yakusoku wo shita noni, kanojo wa kimasen deshita.
Even though she promised, she didn't come..
Example #3

ホテルのよやくをキャンセルしたいんですが、どうしたらいいですか。
hoteru no yoyaku o kyanseru shitai desu ga, dou shitara ii desu ka.
I'd like to cancel my hotel reservation, what should I do? (can you help me?)
Example #4

Aしゃとけいやくするのか、またはBしゃとけいやくするのか、こんしゅうじゅうにきめなければならない。
A sha to keiyaku suru no ka, matawa B sha to keiyaku suru no ka, konshuujuu ni kimenakareba naranai.
I need to choose this week whether I will go into contract with company A or company B.

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