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[やく()]
yaku
noun

English Meaning(s) for 役

noun
  1. role; assignment; responsibility; duty; function; job; service
  2. position (of responsibility); post; office
  3. part (in a play, film, etc.); role; character
  4. scoring combination (in mahjong, card games, etc.); meld; hand; yaku

Definition and Synonyms for 役

Job the responsibility to do something
Synonyms: 仕事, , 任務, , , 役目, 職分, 職務
Duty work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
Synonyms: 努める, 勤め, 勤める, , , 役儀, 役目, お役目, 義務, 責め, 責める, 責任, 責務
Task a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
Synonyms: タスク, 仕事, , 任務, 作業, 勤め, 勤める, , , 役目, お役目, 御勤め, 業務, 職分, 職務, 課業, 課題
Part the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group
Synonyms: , 任務, 勤め, 勤める, , , 役儀, 役割, 役回り, 役目, 職務, 責務
Role normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting
Synonyms: , , 役儀, 役割, 役回り, 役柄, 役目, 職務, 職掌
Campaign several related operations aimed at achieving a particular goal (usually within geographical and temporal constraints)
Synonyms: , , , , 戦役,
Part an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
Synonyms: キャスチング, キャスティング, , , 配役

Meanings for each kanji in 役

duty; war; campaign; drafted labor; office; service; role Kanji Details »

Categories 役 is a member of

Activity any specific behavior
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Work activity directed toward making or doing something
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Duty work that you are obliged to perform for moral or legal reasons
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Military Operation activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)
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Duty the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force
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Enactment acting the part of a character on stage
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 役

Sample Sentences for 役

He acted as chairman.
She played an important part in the drama.
Fine words butter no parsnips.
Beyond that I cannot help you.
It's no use crying over spilt milk.

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