Browsing the blog archivesfor the day Friday, July 23rd, 2010

A Role

yaku, eki The word “yaku” plays the part of the English “role.” When you have a particular position and function in society, you first take on the role (yaku wo hikiukeru) and play the role (yaku wo tsutomeru). In these phrases, yaku can be a dutiful job. Similarly, yakume is a duty. When you act […]