Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level

備える, 具える

JLPT 3
Kana Reading
そなえる
Romaji
sonaeru
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    Ichidan verb, transitive verb
    Meaning
    to furnish; to provide for; to equip; to install
    Example sentence
    一部住民様子見の態度を取る一方他の大洪水に備えた。 Some residents took a wait-and-see attitude while others prepared for heavy flooding.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to have ready; to prepare for
    Example sentence
    老後に備えようと誰でも考える Everybody thinks he will provide for his old age.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    to possess; to have; to be endowed with; to be armed with
    Example sentence
    老後に備えなければならない We must provide for old age.

Examples of 備える, 具える, そなえる in a sentence


Verb Conjugations

Non-Past

Plain
備える
Plain Polite
備えます
Negative
備えない
Negative Polite
備えません

Past

Plain
備えた
Plain Polite
備えました
Negative
備えなかった
Negative Polite
備えませんでした

Te

Plain
備えて
Plain Polite
備えまして
Negative
--
Negative Polite
--

Passive

Plain
備えられる
Plain Polite
備えられます
Negative
備えられない
Negative Polite
備えられません

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