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Decoded Slug: ~かける (〜kakeru)

Japanese JLPT Grammar Point
~かける (〜kakeru)

~かける (〜kakeru)

Short explanation:

Indicates a process or action is 'in progress' or 'halfway'.


Verb-stem + かける


Kanojo wa tabekake no ringo wo oite dekaketa.
She left a partially eaten apple and went out.
Kodomotachi wa benkyoukake no shukudai wo tsukue no ue ni nokoshita.
The children left their half-finished homework on the desk.
Yomikake no hon wo yoru ni naru to sagasu.
I look for the book I've started reading when it's night.
Ofisu ni wa, sakuseikake no shorui ga takusan aru.
There are lots of documents in the process of being created in the office.

Long explanation:

The ~かける grammar point is used to describe a process or action that is in progress, halfway, or not yet completed. It can be attached to verbs to imply that the action is still ongoing, or something is in a certain state of partial completion.

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