JAPANICTIONARY / Tasukeru

OCTOBERR 2021 (VOL.168)

Tasukeru 助ける

Tasukeru means “to help”

Aya:

Doushite okuretano?

Why are you late?

Ken:

Neko wo tasukete imashita.

I was helping (saving) a cat.

Aya:

Ii koto shitane.

You did a great thing.

Ken:

Tasuke rareru noga boku dake deshita.

I was the only one who could help the cat.

Aya:

Neko wa tasukatta no?

Did the cat saved?

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Okaasan wa boku no shukudai wo tasukemasen.

Mom won’t help my homework.

Jibun de dekiru kara tasukenaide kudasai!

Please don’t help me because I can do it by myself.

Oniisan wo tasukete iru.

I’m helping my brother.

Tasukete~!

Help me~~!

Koki wa tomodachi wo tasukemasen deshita.

Koki did not help his friend.

Kodomo tachi wo tasuke tai.

I want to help children.

Maigo no kodomo wo tasuketa koto ga atta.

I had helped a lost kid.