手掛かり Clue

手掛かり

clue



The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

B = Beginner | I = Intermediate
| A = Advanced

手掛かり
te gakari

clue

te hand

ga(kari) hang, catch [the ka becomes a ga when placed after te]




上手 jou zu – very good at [irregular pronunciation] [B]

握手 aku shu – shake hands [B]
拍手 haku shu – applause, to clap [B]
出掛ける de kakeru – go out, start off [I]
時間掛かる ji kan kakaru – to take time [B]


SUGGESTED USAGE:

全く手掛かりがなかったので、透明人間が逮捕された。
mattaku tegakari ga nakatta node, toumei ningen ga taiho sareta.

The total lack of clues led to the arrest of the Invisible Man.

ABOUT SUGGESTED USAGE:

全く mattaku – totally, entirely

なかった nakatta – nothing, not

ので node – because
透明人間 toumei ningen – the Invisible Man
逮捕 tai ho – arrest

された sareta – passive verb [was arrested ]


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